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Celebrating 5 years of The Commons on Flickr (pictures)

Institutions worldwide offered up their public photography collections as part of The Commons on Flickr, creating a collection of historic images that has engaged -- and been enriched by -- Flickr's active community.

10 Images By Jan. 23, 2013


Flickr Creative Commons

Mar. 21, 2012


YouTube breaks records with 4M Creative Commons videos

Even though it launched its Creative Commons video library just a year ago, YouTube is now hosting more Creative Commons videos than any other company worldwide.

By Jul. 25, 2012


How to share your Google+ photos using a Creative Commons license

Creative Commons licensing lets you protect your images (and other stuff) from strangers who might take advantage of them for financial gain. Google+ makes it incredibly easy to share your photos using CC licensing. Here's how to get started.

By Jul. 22, 2011


NASA brings historic photos to Flickr Commons

NASA and the Internet Archive have agreed to bring historic photos related to the space organization to Flickr Commons.

By Aug. 30, 2010


Vimeo gets Creative Commons, global settings

Vimeo is rolling out Creative Commons licensing program for its users that will let them dictate to others how their videos can be used in both commercial and noncommercial projects.

By Jul. 13, 2010


Simplify Creative Commons, don't tweak it

Creative Commons is studying how people understand the term "noncommercial use." Better to just get rid of that license option (and others).

By Dec. 4, 2008


Smithsonian adds photos to Flickr Commons

A Flickr project to house publicly held images is getting hundreds of photos from the Smithsonian Institution.

By Jun. 19, 2008


Why and how to fix Creative Commons

No one is forcing anyone to put their work into the public commons. But, once you do, you need to accept that you no longer can wholly control how it is used.

By Jan. 15, 2008