According to Stig Nygaard, many photographs on Flickr are open for use under one of the Creative Commons licenses. The photographer retains the copyright but permits others to use the images as long as they follow the licensing terms. There are also some photos on Flickr that are in the public domain because their copyright holders have failed to renew them.
You can only use Flickr photos that have a Creative Commons License. There are different licenses, each with its own set of permissions and terms. Some examples of these licenses are: Attribution, Share Alike, and No Derivatives.
Photos shared under a Creative Commons license can be used freely as long as you credit the photographer and do not alter or remove any copyright notices on the photo. Many photographers who post their work to Flickr also allow others to download their images in various formats including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG.
Flickrs API allows you to access the features of your Flickr account from other applications. It provides an interface that can be used by other programs to upload photos, build albums, etc. Using the API, other software companies can also create new features that can then be offered to users of Flicker. For example, there are several applications that let you view your photos on your iPhone. By allowing these apps to access your Flicker account, they are able to offer similar features such as automatic photo tagging or viewing comments made by friends on other devices.
Yes, you can use photos from Flickr! However, you must include a link back to the original photo if it is not available under a free license.
Flickr is a wonderful place to find photos that have been Creative Commons-licensed. Creative Commons images are still subject to copyright, but the artist or copyright owner has opted to allow others to use their content under specified circumstances. These include some limited forms of redistribution such as sharing on social networking sites, printing for personal use, and downloading for the purposes of "fair use" (see below).
There are two ways to find out if an image is copyrighted and available through the Creative Commons system: check the license information provided with each photo, or search by using Google's Image Search with the word "flickr" followed by the name of the photographer or their website address.
Images with a license type of "CC0" can be used freely without having to provide attribution or paying royalties. Images with other types of licenses require that you obtain permission from the rights holder before you can use them.
Flickr makes it easy to apply one of five different types of Creative Commons licenses to your photos. These include public domain images that can be used without restriction or attribution, images that can only be shared non-commercially or not at all, images that can only be shared with specific people or entities, images that can only be used for certain purposes, and images where use is restricted to Florida residents.
You cannot use any photo on Flickr unless you have express permission from the photographer. Some photographers employ a Creative Commons license with their photographs. If the license they choose allows commercial usage (not all do), you can use the photographs as long as you adhere to the licensing restrictions. Other photographers may prefer that you not use their images at all if you plan to make money off of them.
Flickr is a free service, but it does charge for some services such as advanced customization and high-resolution downloads. There are also certain features that are only available to users who pay monthly or yearly for a premium account. These fees cover the company's operating costs and allow them to offer products that other companies cannot. For example, premium members gain access to tools that help them manage and optimize their photos.
In short, yes, your images can be used commercially as long as you include a credit and link back to the original photograph on Flickr.
Except for those in the Commons, no photographs on Flickr are copyright-free. There are those that are licensed CC-BY at best. Others may be copyrighted by their owners and cannot be shared without permission.
The Common Sense and Legal Rights of Students and Teachers says students and teachers can use images from books and magazines for educational purposes as long as they are not for sale and if they are to be used with written attribution or a link back to the source page.
If you plan to use an image on another site, whether it's commercial or not, you need to check the license first. Many images are not freely available for use beyond your own school website.
All photographs are Creative Commons licensed or in the public domain, and you are free to use them. However, if you want to change or remove some copyright information from our images, please send us a message and we'll be happy to help.
Many of these images are either copyright-free or released under Creative Commons public domain dedication. This implies you can copy, change, distribute, and perform the work without seeking permission, including for commercial purposes. Some photographs, however, may need credit. Images from government sources require attribution, while images used with permission or in collaboration with a company must be credited to them.
The majority of the photographs on Flickr are not in the public domain. Before utilizing someone else's photographs, make sure you have their permission first. In addition, there are some limitations when it comes to using these images: each image is only available for a limited time, and sometimes they can only be re-used with certain restrictions.
An image that has been uploaded to Flickr by its owner or licensee cannot be removed from the site without that owner's consent. However, third parties can purchase rights to specific images through a process called "re-use." With re-use, you can use the image within your own work but not commercially. For example, a company could upload an image to its Flickr page and then sell prints of the photo. The buyer of the print would be able to reproduce it but not sell it themselves.
Images taken before 1972 are protected by copyright law. Therefore, if you find an image online that is more recent than this, it probably came from a source other than Flickr. The one exception is if the image is in the public domain; then it can be used freely without permission.