If we look back at my original 23 Things post I mentioned in that that I was looking forward to the one about images and here we are!
As well as Flickr, other sites I discovered were Photobucket.com (check out their selection of animated gifs – the cereal one is a favourite of mine), there is also Wikimedia Commons – giving you encyclopedia-like pictures (no bizarre flashing gifs of cereal there) – both have their uses.
Here are some famous American Universities on Instagram – personally, I love the picture of the cute little dog for University of Michigan.
I am a little nervous about using images I have found online and putting them in a public forum, such as my blog – I don’t want to get myself in trouble innocently!
So, here is another picture of mine:
But, it looks like Thing 17 addresses that very issue! Phew.
So Thing 17 looks at Creative Commons and other copyright issues. What is Creative Commons?a nonprofit organisation that offers a simple, standardized way to give public permission to share and/or use your creative work. CC licenses offer various levels of permissions, from ‘all rights reserved’ to ‘some rights reserved’. CC licenses are now commonly found on photos, blogs (including this blog), published material, teaching resources, music and more Thing 17 2014 – Bodleian blog
A handy explanation of their licenses, can be found here:
It seems the license that allows you to the most – share, tweak and edit for even commercial purposes, is the Attribution license. You can also find about public domain works via the same site.
The task in Thing 17 is to find a picture under the Creative Commons license and share it, so here we go:
So, what is helpful to know that this picture (under the Attribute license) when you view it in Flickr, you can right-click it and it will tell you that the photo has “some rights reserved” – this opens up this page, which shows you what you will need to do to use it.
Wow – this is fairly complicated stuff, and I am not sure I have done it entirely correctly. Best off using my own images I think…