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Pix-Yu Great Example of Open Photo Sharing


Kudos to Pix-Yu for creating an engaging social networking site where users can easily share photo events. Pix-Yu supports Creative Commons licensing and is promoted as an “online virtual space in which users can share life experiences, events, journeys, holidays and meetings etc, by uploading an unlimited number of pictures.”

Flickr has been one of the most visible supporters of Creative Commons over the past few years, now displaying over 54 million CC-licensed photos. We’re always working to explore CC integration with both new and existing sites and services. While Flickr has just passed the 2 billion photo mark, Facebook claims to hold twice as many. It’d be fantastic to see important photo-sharing sites like Picasa, Photobucket, and others incorporate CC licensing. Together we can work towards a critical mass of open photography. Pix-Yu is a great example of a start-up networking site that is supporting user creativity by enabling open content sharing from the get-go.

Holler at us if you have a project we can help you integrate with CC licensing. Check out our web integration wiki page for a framework on setting up your media site with CC features.

Posted 05 December 2007