creative commons

i’m a strong believer in the idea behind the creative commons. that two or more people could collaborate from anywhere in the world without having to communicate–let alone retain lawyers to secure use rights–is a powerful thing. it sounds idealistic, but it works, and this page is my attempt to capture examples of my photos being used in ways i never could have imagined, because i’ve released them under a public domain license. the license permits free and unlimited use of my photos for any purposes whatsoever without requiring attribution, without limiting derivative works, without limiting commerical uses.

Screenshot of my blog used in a website header image
June 6, 2006

Jubilee Church’s May 2006 newsletter (pdf)
Image cropped from flowering tree photo
April 29, 2006

Cambodia Challenge website
Top banner image cropped from a photo I took of the Smiling Buddha Faces on the towers of the Bayon temple in Angkor Thom
March 9, 2006

Blue, a painting by Travis Smith
Using a photo I took of an old car in the forest near Pilot Mountain in North Carolina
February 28, 2006

OAK Law Project
Top banner image cropped from a photo of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus after the December 2002 Ice Storm
February 2006

Bittorrent For Dummies
October 2005

4 Seasons
Digital art collage using one of my favorite pictures of a pink blossoming tree at UNC
December 19, 2005

DCP_2902 (Thanksgiving).jpg
painting of a photo by Enda o’donaghue
June 30, 2005

Congress, PBS and CPB — Conflict in D.C. (blog post)
photo of capitol building
June 23, 2005

kiln poem (digital art work by mike butler)
using a photo of Mark Hewitt’s kiln
May 21, 2005

alpha male photo collage by Tormod Halvorsen
angkor thom
May 18, 2005

The summit of Kilimanjaro (blog post)
April 5, 2005

Islam and Hinduism in the Indian Ocean World (UCLA International Institute, conference program)
Indian Ocean Reflection from Tanzania
March 23, 2005

The Killing Fields (English Wikipedia)
commemorative stupa and pictures of skulls
February 3, 2005

Cobra Beer Calendar
boats in maine, view from pilot mountain
January 5, 2005

Kräftskiva (Crawfish) (Swedish Wikipedia)
picture of boiled crawfish taken in New Orleans
November 21, 2004

Kambodscha (Cambodia) (German Wikipedia)
picture inside phnom penh’s central market
October 25, 2004

Entwicklungsland (Developing country) (German Wikipedia)
Photos in and around Dar es Salaam
October 25, 2004

Another Simple Creative Commons Example
Active Free Media uses SolidHang’s Christmas card (below) to demonstrate the value of Creative Commons Licences
October 18, 2004

Buddhahead in support of War Child (Commemorative Christmas Card by SolidHang)
October 9, 2004

Information Ethics Tutorial UNC Libraries
Several Photos in and around Chapel Hill
August 30, 2004

Kapitol (Washington) (German Wikipedia)
US Capitol Building Photo
April 28, 2004

Angkor Thom (English Wikipedia)
Bayon Temple of Angkor Thom
February 27, 2004

more weird trees (btang phlog, blog post)
Ta Phrom Trees on Roof Photo
December 10, 2003

Almaty (German Wikipedia)
Photo of Golden Boy in Almaty, Kazakhstan
September 16, 2003

Islamic Finance Weekly (newsletter)
Photo of Regent Ankara Hotel
September 1, 2003

Gourmet survivalist (The New Agrarian, blog post)
September 2003

World Infozone: photo galleries for Kazakhstan, Cambodia, and Tanzania
more info: growing the creative commons
April 26, 2003

Dedicated my online photo gallery to the public domain
April 23, 2003