Applying a Creative Commons licence to your images

While the benefits of accessing images in FlickR that have been assigned a CC licence are clear, it is also important to contribute to that resource pool in a spirit of collaboration.
To do this you should consider altering your copyright licence, at least for some of your pictures, to a Creative Commons licence.

Which license is right for you?

The nonprofit Creative Commons offers six default licenses as an alternative to full copyright so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
The Creative Commons website provides a wizard for you to choose the license most appropriate to your needs. You can check that before you make your decision in FlickR.
Click here for a list of all 6 licenses and their explanations and here for a Creative Commons FAQ

Setting your FlickR licence

Go to YOU - Your account and click on the Privacy & Permissions tab
click here.

Setting a different licence for an individual image

To add a license for a specific picture, click the "Change" link next to your current photo license (usually set to "All rights reserved") near the bottom of your photo page. On the Privacy and Permissions settings page, click the "Add a license to your photo" link on the right side of the page, near the bottom. On the next page, select one of the Creative Commons licenses.

More about Creative Commons

Creative Commons

7 things you should know about Creative Commons

"Teachers’ copyright manual for using digital content" - Prepared by the National Copyright Unit for the Connected Classrooms Program, NSW DET Version 4 Feb 2010

‘Creative Commons Information Pack’ on the Smartcopying website

TED Presentation by Larry Lessig on "laws that choke creativity

"Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know" - Slideshare presentation by Rodd Lucier

Guide to using FlickR in Education: