Article discusses what Creative Commons is, and also provides information on how to evaluate the reliability of the photographers.

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Flickr’s Creative Commons photos are a fantastic resource for teachers, but before using the photos it’s important for teachers to be aware of how Creative Commons works, and how to evaluate the reliability of the photos and photographers. This article (written for the defunct DE Oracle and cached on the Internet Archive) begins by explaining the basics of Creative Commons, then discusses common legal issues surrounding the use of Creative Commons photos.

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