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.
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.
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.
NASA and the Internet Archive have agreed to bring historic photos related to the space organization to Flickr Commons.
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.
Creative Commons is studying how people understand the term "noncommercial use." Better to just get rid of that license option (and others).
A Flickr project to house publicly held images is getting hundreds of photos from the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
In this case, it seems that a lot of people assume that licensing a photo for commercial use under Creative Commons is, in fact, warranting it as unconditionally appropriate for commercial use.
A lawsuit filed by an Australian teen, whose image on Flickr was repurposed for a Virgin Mobile ad, could reshape the alternative copyright movement.