photo used by CBC News

It’s a sad story, but still pretty cool that one of my photos (released under a CC:by license) was used by CBC News. I got a call this afternoon from the reporter asking if they could use the photo. I said of course, and started to explain CC:by, when she commented that she knows about Creative Commons and just likes to notify people when they use photos. So she went above and beyond (she could have just used the Flickr mail feature) and looked up my office phone number to ask me directly.

1 thought on “photo used by CBC News”

  1. It’s fun to get requests like this… I’ve gotten a few, but none form CBC. You should have asked for a mug (I would have).

    I’m coaching my students, who are using photos from Flickr and other places, to email and try to make contact with photos’ owner, just to let them know that we’re using them in the context of a private educational project. I think this falls withing fair use, but it’s nice when my kids get an email back thanking them (the students) for asking.

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