You can now choose to license the photos you upload to Flickr under a Creative Commons license. You can select a default for new images coming into the system, batch-license existing photos, and alter your preference on a per-photo basis.
We’re really happy to finally be able to provide Creative Commons licenses. As individuals and as a company we wholeheartedly support and endorse the Creative Commons’ mission and hope to help contribute to the preservation and enhancement of creative freedom and personal expression.
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In other news, there’s been quite a few new features released in the last week, including statistics on photo page viewing, EXIF data handling, the ability to rotate images, improved search and we’re about ready to release the beta of the Flickr Uploader for Mac OS X.
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It’s good to include images in every post, so here’s a shout out to our users in Japan (some of whom have astoundingly good cameraphones):