I saw this story about a photo used in a Virgin Mobile ad that acquired a photo from a Flickr user. The photo in question has now been switched to a strict copyright, but it previously existed with a Creative Commons license that permitted commercial use.

Outside of a model release, I think it's interesting to see a mostly clueful company "linking back" to the Flickr source in their ad per the CC license, and lawyers and Flickr license grantors mostly clueless about what that license means.


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nik

yeah, i'm torn here. the girl is not an adult, but posted her friend's picture to flickr, using the default click-through CC license, with NO idea about rights she was awarding by doing so. Verizon had every right to use it, but it is somewhat obvious that the flickr account holder is underage, so a flickr message requesting permission is in order in this case


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