Wednesday, July 17

Third Party Photos and using the Creative Commons License

Where possible I always prefer to use my own photos on my blog. These can be identified by usually having ‘’ or similar watermarked on them. Regardless of whether my photos are watermarked or not, they remain my property at all times.

You have permission to use my photo’s in the context of referring and linking back directly to one of my features or articles – for example on Social Media, forums or to send to friends.

If you wish to use any of my photos for your non-commercial projects please ask for permission first via my Contact Me page. I will almost certainly say yes and probably even supply you with a larger file version if you need it!

If you wish to use any of my photos for commercial projects, please contact me to discuss further. Prices are dependent on the size of the project involved however as I make no claims to be a professional photographer, my fees are modest.

If my personal photos aren’t fit for purpose on OnePennyTourist I will use free photos primarily from either morgueFile or Pixabay who do not require attribution, or Flickr under the Creative Commons License.

In the event that I incorrectly attribute a photo that does not belong to me, then do please be assured that it’s accidental and let me know immediately via the Contact Me page. I will be happy to correct any errors or if you prefer, remove the photo completely.

A summary of the Creative Commons License that I linked to above is:-

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Non Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.