not2easy - 7:23 pm on Nov 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
It looks like there is some confusion over the term "Creative Commons Licensing" as used here. Creative Commons licensing does not mean images are free to use for commercial ends, there are different levels of Creative Commons licensing. CC3 for example, means anyone is free to copy and share the work for personal use with attribution, but no commercial use is permitted. Every image I upload has a CC3 copyright watermark. Doesn't prevent abuse. There are many reputable image brokers where you can get all the images you might need for mere pennies and they are legal to use. Getty is the biggest and not necessarily the most ethical IMHO.