This month, country walking magazine used one of my landscape pictures under the Creative Commons license with (tiny) attribution given and permission asked for. It’s a landscape that I don’t really love, and I only included in my Flickr stream as the rainbow was captured fairly well, but the foreground is bland and uninteresting. Clearly what makes it not good enough for me as a photographer, the bland foreground, was just tickety boo for a magazine to place text over. I don’t really know how photographers can make a living anymore from magazines though, as they clearly trawl Flickr and ask for permission to use images and trust that they will be freely allowed; I guess that that genie is out of the bottle now and no-one is going back to the old economy except premium photography titles like Nat Geo and Time. I did ask if I could get a free copy of the magazine in return, but got no reply.
Please note, the actual print is better quality than this scan would indicate.
Beautiful rainbow! You’re right about the changing copyright economy and it applies to all areas of creativity. We are all culpable though aren’t we?
Somewhere over the rainbow – just lovely! Nice feeling to be in print, hope you have a copy to keep! 😀