If you’re looking to use photos or images on the internet with the minimum of hassle an yet stay within the law, getting a Creative Commons License is the way to go. There are several different kinds of licenses you could use, and each will permit different uses – as well as require different ways of labeling attribution to the original artist. You can search for licenses by simply googling it or looking at what kinds of licenses are required for a favorite picture you have found.
- Creative commons was created to allow creators to let other use their creative work.
- Attribution under Creative Commons lets a user use a work as long as they credit the creator.
- NoDerivs does not allow modifications, while noncommercial only allows non profit use of the creation.
“Creative Commons was created as an alternative to restrictive copyright laws, and allows authors and creators (of images, animations, music, and more) to license their works for distribution and further use.”