Flickr is a wonderful place to find images to illustrate blog posts but we need to be mindful of a few rules that can keep us from getting sued for improper photo usage.
All Flickr images have an accompanying license. You can find the image license by scrolling down the right hand side of the Flickr page. We cannot use images that have an “all rights reserved” license unless we have permission from the photographer. The images that we can lawfully use without fear of getting sued are images designated BY or BY/NC.
Creative Commons (FAQ)
What Creative Commons photos can we use?
- Photos with an “Attribution” license — symbolized as “BY”
- Photos with an “Attribution-Non-Commerical” license — symbolized as “BY/NC”