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The Commons: How to Search for Non-Copyright Restricted Photos in Flickr

commons_flickr_logo.pngFlickr has just made it easier for you to search photos that do not have copyright restrictions (that are known) on Flickr. The site is called The Commons.

If you go to http://www.flickr.com/commons and type in a keyword in the search box, you will find a collection of photos that do not have copyright restrictions. Some of the participating institutions for this project are The Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, George Eastman House, just to name a few. To learn more about The Commons or to try it out, visit the link below:

http://www.flickr.com/commons/

Screencast: Finding Copyright Free or Creative Commons Licensed Photos on Flickr

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This screencast demonstrates how to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr to use for your course. The great advantage for using a Creative Commons licensed work is that it is copyright free, and you may be able to change the work and republish it. Each photo has a different Creative Commons license which is very briefly discussed in th screencast. To view the screencast, you can click the link below (large version) or view the smaller version below.

 http://www.screencast.com/t/YzJmZGViZ

 

 

Screencast: Finding Copyright Free or Creative Commons Licensed Photos on Flickr

Image representing Flickr as depicted in Crunc...

Image via CrunchBase

This screencast demonstrates how to search for Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr to use for your course. The great advantage for using a Creative Commons licensed work is that it is copyright free, and you may be able to change the work and republish it. Each photo has a different Creative Commons license which is very briefly discussed in th screencast. To view the screencast, you can click the link below (large version) or view the smaller version below.

 http://www.screencast.com/t/YzJmZGViZ

 

 

Lunch & Learn: Creative Commons: Guilt-Free Reuse of Others’ Work with Keith Gresham and David Hollander

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Modern copyright law guarantees authors full rights over their work even without the inclusion of the © copyright notice. “All rights reserved” gives authors (for the length of their lives plus 70 years) the sole right to copy their works, to prepare derivatives or revisions of their works, to distribute or publish, or to perform or display their works in public.
Such unrestricted rights can create problems and generate fair-use confusion for members of the academic community who want to incorporate photographs, illustrations, music, video, and other forms of creative content into their own publications, lectures, presentations, and projects. Fair use may not infringe on copyright, and the factors used to determine what is and is not fair use include the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount of the work used, and the effect of such use upon the value of the copyrighted work.

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