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Many people on flickr have licensed their photos through the Creative Commons. Creative Commons licenses allow use of media like photographs for free with different restrictions depending on what form of the license is attached to the media. Let's say that you need pictures of doctors. Sign into Flickr and search in the right corner. On the left side you'll see a menu called "Any License".
Choose "All creative commons" and it will filter photos to photos that match CC licenses.When you look at the detail record of the photo, just below the photo on the right, you'll see the kind of CC license has been made available as.If you click on "Some rights reserved" you'll see what the restrictions of using the photograph entail.
Thanks for the reminder. Have you used this yourself at any nonprofits you work with?
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
Sure have - going all the way back to 2005/2006.Best,Matthew.
I thought in 2021 everyone already knew how to search for free content without copyright ...
Thanks for posting this Matthew. By default everything that you write, record, photograph or film is copyright,. so this gives me the chance to highlight Public Domain Day (https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2021/) which I missed mentioning on January 1st, when it came around. January first is the day when US copyrighted works whose copyright expires enter the public domain. This year it was works from 1925. Check out thie link for the full story.
Use Creative Commons licenses (https://creativecommons.org/ ) to free your personal or organisations work from the copyright straight jacket.
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