Ford encourages fans with CC BY photos
Mike Linksvayer, January 25th, 2008
Cory Doctorow posts an interesting story about Ford car fans whose fan creations were pulled from CafePress, supposedly due to trademark. Ford backed its fans. That shouldn’t be unusual, but good for Ford for being
not stupidsmart about the matter.
And Ford has further demonstrated that it values and respects people who love Ford cars and trucks (again, this really ought to be just common sense) by licensing a bunch of photos of Ford cars and trucks under CC Attribution, allowing sharing and remixing, even for commercial purposes, legally.
Update: Changed to Attribution-NonCommercial, to the chagrin of Wikipedians (the photos would have worked well in Wikipedia articles about Ford vehicles, but Wikipedia does not allow NC licenses). Relevant CC FAQ: What if I change my mind?