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The Flickr/Creative Commons Photo Flap

Flickr's decision to print and sell Creative Commons images has generated a backlash, but is it deserved and what does the law say?

Shell’s Lawsuit against Environmental Groups Declared Unconstitutional by Appeals Court

Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig is towed from Kiliuda Bay after running aground in December 2012. (Photo: U.S. Pacific Command / Flickr Creative Commons) Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court rejected...Show More Summary

Twitter chat: Share your multicultural holiday traditions

Photo courtesy of Flickr user “fruit flavor.” Multicultural and interfaith marriages are on the rise in America. According to the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of new marriages in the United States in 2010 were between individuals of different races or ethnicity- more than double the percentage of new marriages that were interracial in 1980. Show More Summary

On the Market: The Times' Guide to Buying 'Cheap' Apartments

Photo by Joey Lax-Salinas/Flickr Snagging an "affordable" apartment in one of New York City's most prestigious hundred-year-old buildings is not impossible, says the New York Times. One just has to find the smallest, least desirable unit, and adore it all...

Ask the Headhunter: Why am I paid less than new hires?

Don’t let salary surveys lock you into a low paycheck, advises headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Photo by Flickr user Aaron van Dorn. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: More Orcas Converging near Puget Sound, Hawaii’s Coral Reef Ecosystems Found in Poor Condition, and More

Offshore orcas have been moving towards the Puget Sound. (Photo: Miles Ritter / Flickr Creative Commons) - Recently, “exotic orcas”—orcas that are typically found off California’s continental shelf—have been converging in unusually high numbers in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Show More Summary

Flickr Plans To Sell Creative Commons Photos And That's Okay...

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There appear to be a lot of people up in arms over Flickr's announced plans to sell wall art prints of various Creative Commons-licensed images on the site. The uproar is mostly because people who chose a license like Creative Commons'...Show More Summary

The TSA Pre?™ Dilemma, and Why it’s Not For Me

TSA Expert Traveler Podium – Photo: Michael Gray | Flickr CC I was recently invited to sit down with a local news outlet to discuss TSA’s Pre ?™ program from the perspective of a frequent flyer who hadn’t signed up, and questions its utility as the program stands today. To be clear, I do [...]Show More Summary

Yes, Richer Countries Produce More Waste. But Do They Have To? 

Photo by Timothy Krause/Flickr When it’s garbage day in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, you won’t see abandoned trash bags on the streets waiting for pickup, as you might in Manhattan. Instead, you’ll find Taiwanese citizens lining up to heave their own bags into the garbage truck each and every night. Show More Summary

Google’s Chromebook wins over classrooms; ousts Apple’s iPad

Google’s Chromebook became the number one device shipped to schools, taking over the top spot from Apple’s iPad. Photo by Flickr user Kevin Jarrett Google has ousted Apple as the leading supplier of educational devices to schools, pushing...Show More Summary

Using Blu-ray discs to improve solar cell technology

The surfaces of Blu-ray discs have proven to be useful in increasing solar panel efficiency. Photo by Flickr userBlake Patterson Forget commentaries or deleted scenes; a new special feature found within Blu-ray discs unleashes the power...Show More Summary

Star Wars Fans Save Darth Vader’s Home From Menacing Sand Dune

The set of Darth Vader's hometown, in Tataouine. Photo via Flickr user Vincent Bellet. The Tunisian desert city of Tataouine that gave its name to the home planet of Darth Vader was under threat of a powerful sand dune before fans across the world mobilized to protect it from desertification. Show More Summary

Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy ready for the last Senate debate of the year

Republican front-runner Bill Cassidy and Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu will face off Monday night in the only runoff debate. (Cassidy photo by Flickr user Gage Skidmore, Landrieu photo by Flickr user Senate Democrats) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Collect your Social Security as if you may live to 100

Social Security Larry Kotlikoff emphasizes the advantages of waiting until age 70 to collect Social Security retirement benefits. Photo by Flickr user ABC Open Wide Bay. Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week,...Show More Summary

Hop On the Kangaroo Meat Bandwagon

Kangaroo Steak with Red Chilli Ragu - Winterhaven Restaurant in Australia. Photo by Avlxyz via Flickr China is eating more red meat these days. By one count, their appetite for flesh will grow by 17 percent over the next seven years....Show More Summary

Flickr photographers jump ship after Yahoo says it will sell photos

Now that Yahoo wants to sell your Flickr photos, here are other options.

This is why the middle class can’t get ahead

Photo by Flickr user melfoody. Editor’s Note: When’s the last time you worked overtime? How about the last time you worked overtime and got paid for it? If you’re in the middle class, probably not recently. Only Americans who make less than $23,660 a year are eligible for time-and-a-half pay after working 40 hours a week. Show More Summary

After abandoning core Tumblr users, Yahoo does the same with Flickr. So what?

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last week, while the world was preparing for a long Thanksgiving weekend, news began to spread that Yahoo had begun selling canvas prints of Flickr photos that had been uploaded by users under a Creative Commons license for free commercial use. Show More Summary

How Toco Hill Shopping Center got it's Name

Photo from flickr member David Here is a portion of Andy Johnston post for the ajc.read full story at ajc Toco came from Clyde Shepherd, a developer who was the man behind the shopping center. He built airbases in Brazil in World War II, where he learned the word from an Indian cook, who would say it to him. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #799

Here are some of my photos of New York Light (2014), INABA's winning design in the Van Alen Institute's Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

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