New York Public Library joins Flickr Commons


5 Responses to “New York Public Library joins Flickr Commons”

  1. Colleen says:

    No, you can’t tag your own content “No Known Copyright Restrictions” because you are only allowed to assign a license to your own works, and there are known copyright restrictions on your photos.

    I’m just scared of what is going to happen to flickr if M$ buys Yahoo.

  2. jjasper says:

    Awesome. Go NYPL! I hope more libraries do this.

    How about putting you work out under the Creative Commons License? Will Flickr support that?

  3. Flakcatcher says:

    @JJasper: Yes.

    From Flickr: You can associate a Creative Commons license with your content if you wish, to grant people the right to use your work under certain circumstances. For more information on what your options are, please visit the Creative Commons website.

  4. Kurt says:

    Just today, I had reposted a public domain photo from the Library of Congress on Flickr, and wanted to mark it as Public Domain. I couldn’t; best I could do was CC-Attribution, which isn’t really what I want. I want a public domain option, dammit.

  5. t.a. adjuster says:

    Does anybody know if you can tag your own photos w/ “No Known Copyright Restrictions” on Flickr? I looked at Flickr a couple of years ago, became disgusted that there was no way to tag my photos public domain, and haven’t looked since. I see that these “Commons” photos are tagged “No Known Copyright Restrictions”, and I think that’d be a pretty spiffy tag to use on photos I’d like to upload there.

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