Fotopedia closes, but CC-licensed photos live on

Trung Dangy / CC BY-NC-SA If you’re a fan of photo-and-knowledge-sharing community Fotopedia, you’ve likely heard that the site is closing this Sunday, August 10. When Creative Commons heard the news, we contacted Fotopedia to ask if there were some way that we could help save all of the Creative Commons–licensed photos on the site. … Read More “Fotopedia closes, but CC-licensed photos live on”

Wired.com now releasing photos under CC Attribution-Noncommercial

We are thrilled to relay Wired.com’s announcement that from now on all Wired.com staff-produced photos will be released under a CC Attribution-Noncommercial license (CC BY-NC)! Wired.com’s Editor in Chief Evan Hansen says, “Creative Commons turns ten years old next year, and the simple idea of releasing content with “some rights reserved” has revolutionized online sharing … Read More “Wired.com now releasing photos under CC Attribution-Noncommercial”

Bing Maps Streetside Photos

Yesterday, Bing Maps pointed out a new application—Streetside Photos—that it added to its spatial search. Streetside Photos pulls CC licensed images from Flickr to use them in a transformative way—as part of mapping tools that help you navigate the world on different visual levels. Chris at Bing Maps says it best, “So, you have all … Read More “Bing Maps Streetside Photos”

CC licensed photos and the International Olympic Committee

Weezie’s Birthday Ballooning by Richard Giles / CC BY-SA Richard Giles, a social media specialist in Australia who frequently posts and CC licenses photos on Flickr, received a threatening letter from the International Olympic Committee last week, mentioning a set of photos he had taken at the 2008 games in Beijing. Giles posted a rundown … Read More “CC licensed photos and the International Olympic Committee”

Davos World Economic Forum's Photos Under CC-BY-SA

There’s great news over at the Davos World Economic Forum blog: We have just uploaded 300 of our best pictures from the Annual Meeting 2009 in Davos to the World Economic Forum’s Flickr account. Admittedly it took us some time to choose the best pictures from the thousands shot by our official photographers from Swiss-Image. … Read More “Davos World Economic Forum's Photos Under CC-BY-SA”

Celebrate 100 Million CC Photos on Flickr with Joi Ito's Free Souls

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been keeping a close eye on the number of CC licensed photos of Flickr. Our calculations now show that Flickr has surpassed 100 million CC licensed photos sometime during the day on Saturday, March 21st, 2009. As of Monday, we’re calculating the total number of CC licensed photos … Read More “Celebrate 100 Million CC Photos on Flickr with Joi Ito's Free Souls”