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  •  Still sounds to me (0+ / 0-)

    like they can be used with attribution, according to the different types of Creative Commons licenses available at Flickr and clearly marked in that public-domain image page.  Am I wrong?

    •  That really does depend. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. I don't know what "public-domain image page" you're referring to.

      If the photo posted on Flickr doesn't actually belong to the person who posted it and supposedly released it under that CC-BY license, then no, they can't be used, not there and not anywhere, unless the copyright holder says so. The copyright holder is the only one who gets to declare license terms. If the images are, in fact, public domain, then of course there's no need to claim "fair use" on them, because there's no license holder. However, fair use is context-dependent. An image isn't "fair use", it's "fair use in this article, used for educational purposes and not for a profit and not intending to horn in on the copyright holder's action".

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