[cc-licenses] Flickr photos with revoked licenses
rob at robmyers.org
Sun Apr 30 15:50:04 EDT 2006
I am not a lawyer, I could be wrong, I don't remember the discussion
we had about revoking the license offer.
On 28 Apr 2006, at 19:38, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-28-04 at 20:03 +0200, Erik Moeller wrote:
>> Unfortunately, Flickr makes it trivial to change the licensing for
>> all photos by a user retroactively. [...] What are our legal
>> obligations? Do we have to retroactively delete these photos, or
>> can we state that, since they were once flagged as being e.g. CC-
>> BY, they can be assumed to always be CC-BY, no matter what Flickr
> Creative Commons licenses are technically for always and forever.
IIRC: They are once you get them under the license. But you can stop
offering them under the license.
If that is correct the flickr user can stop offering the work under a
CC license. But anyone who already has the work can use it under the
CC license and can pass it on.
> It's kind of annoying that Flickr doesn't have more notification
> for the user to this effect.
flickr should add the license to the metadata of images. That would
And possibly Wikimedia Commons users should screengrab the image with
the CC license next to it to prove that the work was offered under
More information about the cc-licenses