All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘creative commons’

Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos

A few weeks ago, Yahoo’s Flickr angered some photographers by selling their work for profit, which it would not share with them. The complaints started, and eventually it became a news story, which gained national attention courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. Now, the company is saying it’s sorry, and is changing its plans. Did you follow this story when …

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Microsoft Office Ditches Clip Art For Creative Commons Images From Bing

Microsoft has faced the facts that nobody really wants to use lame clip art in the year 2015. As this year draws to a close, so does the era of clip art for Microsoft Office. Now, users are going to be able to utilize Creative Commons images from Bing Image Search rather than the clip art library they previously had …

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Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work

How would you feel if the photo storage service you use decided to start selling your photos, and not share the profits with you? That’s what Yahoo’s Flickr is doing, and it’s leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some. Assuming the provider is within its legal bounds to be able to do so, would you mind if they …

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Lawrence Lessig Discusses Political Reform At Reddit

If you are a fan of either enjoying or creating YouTube mashups with content developed by another artist to your heart’s fair-use content, Lawrence Lessig is a person you should really be aware of. Lessig is, perhaps, the most credentialed and articulate individuals regarding the freedom of expression, especially the kind expression the Internet allows. Aside from being a professor …

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Yahoo Image Search Gets Creative Commons Flickr Images

Yahoo announced that it has added images from Flickr that are available for re-use or re-posting under Creative Commons terms to it Image Search results. This includes tens of millions of photos. To access these images, simply go to Yahoo Image Search, and search like normal, then if you want to use something, just select the “labeled for reuse” filter …

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Crowd-Sourced Rally Car Driver Joins Reddit on its Cross-Country Internet Freedom Tour

The Internet 2012 Bus Tour is mainly about promoting local businesses that are thriving with the help of the open internet and showing politicians that internet freedom can help create jobs. Mainly that, but it’s also about showing off what internet communities can create. Joining the Reddit tour bus on its cross-country journey is the Local Motors Rally Fighter, a …

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YouTube Reminds Us That There Are Over 4 Million Creative Commons Videos At Our Disposal

A little over a year ago, YouTube launched Creative Commons on YouTube, and officially allowed uploaders to ad a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) to their videos. At the launch, the CC library consisted of just over 10,000 videos from organizations like C-SPAN, PublicResource, and Al Jazeera. Today, YouTube tells us that there are now 4 million Creative Commons …

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