Msg#: 3443818 posted 8:31 am on Sep 7, 2007 (gmt 0)
hi, is it ok to use photos of places from flickr that are tagged "This photo is public" for say a travel website? providing they dont show pepole's faces ect.. say like a picture of the acropolis or a beach ect..
"This photo is public" means exactly that - it is viewable to the public. It does not mean that it's available for download and use by the public.
Users can determine what licence is applied to each of their photo's. To understand these you need to have a good read up on the various licences in operation on Flickr, most of which work under the Creative Commons principle.
As an example, all my photo's on Flickr carry a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons Licence. This means that you can use my pics:
* if you use them for non-commercial purposes, * if ensure any of my photo's you use are fully credited to me * if do not make derivative works from them.
However, before you even think about using my photo's, I'd expect you to do me the courtesy of making contact and asking my permission first!