More on Flickr photo copyright/fair use
The post about decorating your kid's room with Flickr photos generated intense discussion (not all of it civil) about copyright and fair use. Many readers and photographers objected to the use of copyrighted images, despite the seemingly innocuous purpose. (Photographer Michelle Jones has written up a good summary of the issues involved.) Throughout, Brian has remained gracious and forthright, and has since revised his hack to recommend obtaining permission in advance for copyrighted photos or using only Creative Commons-licensed images. He's also received permission from one of the truck photographers to use the photo, and is waiting to hear from the other two. Meanwhile, he's taken all three photos down, and his little boy now wants pictures of the Moon in his room.