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An anonymous reader writes At the non-profit where I work, there isn't a lot of money for buying stock photos or licensing professional images. So, we've turned to sources of 'free' imagery, notably Creative Commons-licensed photos on Flickr. While we're not a huge organization, we do have 100+ individuals creating content in one way or another. We're now wrestling with compliance of the CC licensing, like including links for By Attribution images, etc. Our legal counsel is also scared of photographers changing their licenses and suing us after the fact. How do you document the images you find were licensed one way in the past, especially when numerous people from across the country are acquiring the images?
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 24, 2014 @01:17PM (#47307501)

    For CC, attribution is clearly specified. With their attribution blog post [stackoverflow.com], Stackexchange people are just wrong. They write: "Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)."
    However they are wrong, as not the author, but the cc license specifies attribution, you can read the legal code [creativecommons.org], section 4. c).

    So your last point is not very strong, at least not for CC licenses.

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