I created a hub which uses lots of pictures from flickr. If one of the photographers remains on flickr but pulls the picture (I assume that is what happened) leaving me with a broken link. Can I continue to use the picture?
If the link is broken how will you manage to view the original picture? Photographs are displayed with an original licence, even if you can't find the original image, afaik the original licence will still apply. Look for photos marked with acceptable rights on flickr in the first place would solve the problem, although the choice isn’t vast
I disagree. I use Flickr images almost exclusively, and even though I only use photos which are Creative Commons licensed and for commercial use, I usually find myself spoiled for choice.
The license doesn't require you to link to the original image and I never do. I acknowledge the photographer with a link to their main photostream instead - that way even if they take down one photo, the link will still be valid.
Marisa and Krystal - I did use only photos that were in the creative commons and that were allowed for commercial content. My problem is in following the procedures in the hub http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use . In that hub, it states, "In the second box, put the URL of the page where the image came from". And to do this (go to that page) I entered the numbers that follow the photographer's name. The examples in the hub, (I just went and clicked on one) also include the info to take you to the exact page that the photo is on.
The way to proceed from here: I will go to that hub and remove all those numbers from the pictures. But that will leave me with another dilemma. Then the hub will be considered overly promotional because it will have more than two links to one site. But I will try it. If I get that error, then I can notate under the photos and put a note at the bootom of the hub for those notated photos.
Thank both of you for your time. And I do agree that flickr has many photos to choose from. I spend way too much time looking at pretty pictures!
Homesteadbound, that is one way of doing it, but it's not compulsory. Personally, I think it's overkill. The requirement of the CC license is that you link to the photographer not to the actual photograph.
And you'll have no problem with the overly promotional filter no matter what you do. Flickr is exempt.
It's good to know that flickr is exempt. One thing that I like about the link to the page is that when I publish me\y hub, I then go down yhrough it clicking on the links and leave a comment for the photographer that the picture was used and where. This creates a backlink, doesn't it? And it has been generating traffic from flickr.
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