Instructables

How to Find, Download, and Credit Images that are Free and Legal

Step 4: Review the permissions

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Here is a transcript of the simple overview page:

You are free:

- to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit
the work

- to Remix — to adapt the work

- to make commercial use of the work

Under the following conditions:

Attribution — You must attribute the work in
the manner
specified by the author or licensor (but not
in any way that suggests that they endorse
you or your use of the work).

With the understanding that:

Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be
waived if you get permission from the
copyright holder.

Public Domain — Where the work or any of its
elements is in the public domain under
applicable law, that status is in no way
affected by the license.

Other Rights — In no way are any of the
following rights affected by the license:

- Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or
other applicable copyright exceptions and
limitations;

- The author's moral rights;

- Rights other persons may have either in the
work itself or in how the work is used, such
as publicity or privacy rights.

Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you
must make clear to others the license terms
of this work. The best way to do this is with
a link to this web page.

This license allows me to use the owner's work, even in a situation from which I personally profit, as long as I give the owner credit, and as long as I do not violate anyone's moral or privacy rights. I also need to make clear to others the terms of this license, which is easily done by posting a link to the creativecommons.org license web page:

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5.

(Yikes! I just realized that I've neglected to make clear the terms of the license for images that I've used in previous blogs...It is best to look at the license each time you use someone's work...it will help refresh your memory as to what's required.)