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March 31, 2015

Flickr gives you the choice to put photos in the public domain

by John_A

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries ORBCOMM into orbit

Flickr has long had ways to let others use and tweak your photos, but if you want to give up your copyright altogether? You can now do just that. In the wake of Elon Musk releasing SpaceX’s photos to public domain, Flickr has added options for public domain and Creative Commons 0 (“no rights reserved”) licenses. Choose them and others can do whatever they want with your images, free of charge or even credit. If you see your photography as more of a service for the greater good than a closely guarded treasure, you can loosen the restrictions today.

[Image credit: SpaceX, Flickr]

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