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    What are the copyright issues w/ flickr photos?

    has anyone tried using some of the great photos that show up on Flickr as possible stock images? Does anyone know what the copyright issues with those? I've seen some great photographers on Flickr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG1
    has anyone tried using some of the great photos that show up on Flickr as possible stock images? Does anyone know what the copyright issues with those? I've seen some great photographers on Flickr.
    Each photographer has different license terms, and you should try to contact the photographer for those terms before you use their images.

    For sample photos under each type of license, look here:
    http://flickr.com/creativecommons/

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    Vinnie's spot on - contact the photographer for use rights and permission. It's up to them if they want to grant it.
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    It's not just Flickr. Using any photo without written permission from the photographer, or the photographer's agency is against the law. You can get sued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SidraG
    It's not just Flickr. Using any photo without written permission from the photographer, or the photographer's agency is against the law. You can get sued.
    Although, doesn't Flickr automatically put some kind of Creative Commons license on your uploaded images if you haven't explicitly changed that setting in your profile? I seem to remember reading something like that somewhere...


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