contributing to the creative commons

Finally got around to dedicating my digital photos online to the public domain!

What does this mean? Well, it means:

The Dedicator [that’s me] recognizes that, once placed in the public domain, the Work [the photos in my online gallery] may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that have not yet been invented or conceived [without requiring attribution or requesting anyone’s permission in advance].

Even though it’s cool to receive emails (like this one from Sweden!) about people who’ve found my stuff:

Hello Justin!

I went through your homepage and I saw your beautiful pictures of skies. I really liked them and therefore I want to ask you if I can use one of the pictures for my homepage? Because I didn’t see any copyright or you writing it’s okay to use your pictures, I might think it was best to ask you first.

So what you say? If you wonder how I’m going to use it, it’s going to be a background..

I’ll be very grateful if you could answer soon.

Have a great day // Linda from Sweden…

It will be even cooler for people to be able to freely use my photos for whatever.

1 Comment


May your tribe increase! I’ve known artists to get so hung up about protecting their images that they won’t put them on the internet. I like the sharing! Thanks.


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