Free Texture #304 by ~Brenda-Starr
Flickr has changed their interface so I thought I would update the directions for how to set your Flickr account to automatically be under a Creative Commons License when you upload your photos.
Please consider setting your pictures to Creative Commons. As educators I believe it is nice to create a community of sharing. We can not do it alone! There are 6 types of Creative Commons licenses. In a nutshell, by labeling your work as Creative Commons you are giving others permission to use your work so long as they give you credit.
Sign into Flickr.
Click on your picture in the upper right and go to settings.
The 2nd tab is the “Privacy & Permissions” tab.
Scroll down to “Defaults for new uploads.” The 2nd option is your copyright default for future content you upload. If it does not say you have a Creative Commons attribution choose the edit button to change that. By default your work is under a standard copyright license, meaning others may not use your pictures.
There are 6 difference licenses, click here to read up on the differences between the types. I post all of my flickr pictures as Creative Commons, no restrictions. Popular amongst educators is the share-share alike option. I use my flickr account strictly to upload pictures for others to use. I am not a professional photographer so I do not lose any revenue even if someone does use my pictures for commercial uses, thus I choose the most open license I can.
3 thoughts on “PLEASE Upload Pictures to Flickr as Creative Commons”
Thanks, Alice. Hope it’s OK if I add a link to this post on the Digital ID page on Respecting Intellectual Boundaries – http://digital-id.wikispaces.com/Focus+3+-+Boundaries.
Thank you. I searched the Flickr website for an hour or so looking for this information, but could nothing helpful. You have made it very clear.
But I have another related question. How do I convey to the Flickr user the correct attribution? It is not to me but to a friend who died over 30 years ago and to the archives of a university where his slides are kept.
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