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African American Museum | Philadelphia, PA

Credit: Beyond My Ken, Creative Commons License Opened during the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is notable as the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.The AAMP is located in the City’s historic district, right on the corner […]

Holiday Creature Feature: Christmas Tree Worm and Candy Cane Shrimp

Christmas tree worms in the Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) Some marine animals don’t have to put any effort into celebrating the holiday season, and instead, celebrate this special time all year long. Show More Summary

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

Creative Commons image Ginger Sad Man, courtesy of Doctor Popular on Flickr. Up until a few years ago I was one of those people who had her tree, decorations and an entire DVD watchlist of Christmas films planned starting from the first of December. Show More Summary

After Outcry, Flickr Stops Selling Prints of Creative Commons Photos

6 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In response to photographers' criticisms, Flickr has stopped selling photos uploaded by users under the Creative Commons “commercial attribution” license through its Flickr Wall Art site.

Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints

Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr’s own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included. Read more

Flickr Stops Selling Prints Of Photos Licensed For Free Use

Creative Commons licenses let people without expansive legal teams license their creative work for use in other creative projects: a piece of Creative Commons-licensed music could appear in a podcast or a video, for example, or a photo could be used to illustrate a blog post. The idea is to let people share their work and build on others’ creative … [More]

Flickr Listens To Community, Stops Printing Creative Commons Art

11 hours agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Flickr has halted a new service that let people print wall art of any Creative Commons image it hosts, the company announced Thursday. Called Flickr Wall Art, the program allowed prints of your own photos, photos of “licensed artists,” and anything from the community’s vast pool of Creative Commons art. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Chevron Withdraws Drilling Plans from the Arctic, Peru Issues Ban on Shrimp Fishing, and More

Polar bears along the Beaufort Sea. Chevron pulled it plans for oil drilling in the region earlier this week. (Photo: Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Flickr Creative Commons) - Chevron has withdrawn its plans for oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea because of “economic uncertainty” and low oil prices. Show More Summary

Yahoo and Flickr reverse decision to sell Creative Commons photos

13 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Flickr has pulled a 180 and decided not to use Creative Commons-licensed images to create posters it planned to sell to consumers. It has removed some 50 million images from the “Wall Art” program as a result, the Wall Street Journal reports, and apologized to its users. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Flickr Halts Print Sales | WordPress 4.1 Arrives

14 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Flickr Kills Sale of Creative Commons Prints, Issues Refunds (GigaOM) Flickr has abruptly ended a service that allowed people to buy canvas or wood prints based on pictures that appeared in its Creative Commons gallery, the photo-sharing site announced on Thursday. Show More Summary

Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to...Show More Summary

Flickr won’t print Creative Commons wall art after all, issues refunds to customers

Flickr today has killed a new service that promised to allow you to print wall art of any creative commons image from the service. The move comes only weeks after its initial announcement, after the community was outraged by the company moving to print creative commons images without warning. Show More Summary

Flickr kills sale of Creative Commons prints, issues refunds

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

Flickr has abruptly ended a service that allowed people to buy canvas or wood prints based on pictures that appeared in its Creative Commons gallery, the photo sharing site announced on Thursday. The decision…

Flickr Issues Apology, Removes Creative Commons Photos From Marketplace; But Is It Too Little Too Late?

In an announcement made today on Flickr, their Vice President Bernardo Hernandez, has issued an official apology letter to it’s users after launching their Wall Art Marketplace program which allowed other Flickr users to purchase prints of photos in the Creative Commons photo pool, with all proceeds going to Flickr. Though Flickr was not actually [...]Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Deep Sea Sediments Act as Microplastic Sinks, Risso’s Dolphins Stranding in High Numbers, and More

A Risso’s dolphin. These dolphins have been stranding in high numbers along Tasmania. (Photo: Images by John 'K' / Flickr Creative Commons) - A federal report released this week found that temperatures in the Arctic are warming at twice the rate of those in lower latitudes. Show More Summary

Celebs React On Twitter To Sony Pulling The Interview! Hollywood Cannot Contain Its Anger!

We're still so shocked and saddened that SONY has decided to pull The Interview. [ Related: Sony Cancels The Release Of The Interview ] Likewise, Hollywood has also shared the frustrations by echoing a common sentiment that creative freedom seemed to have taken a back seat to fear. The decision to pull the film comes after terrorist threats [...]

Waterbomb Modular Instructions

Standard disclaimer:  The simpler the unit the more likely it’s been done before, please post information and links if you’ve seen it, done it, or something very similar.  Creative commons applies to all and have a happy new year. 30 units 12 and 6 units respectively 1.  Fold in half.   2.  flip over and […]

Ocean Roundup: Humpback Whales Communicate to Feed at Night, Bangladesh Oil Spill Threatening Sundarbans Mangroves, and More

A humpback whale feeding. New research shows humpback whales make “tick-tock” noises to feed at night. (Photo: Garrett Coakley / Flickr Creative Commons) - European Union fishery ministers reached agreements on commercial catch regulations for 2015, allowing for increased catches in cod, prawns, plaice, haddock, and more in certain areas. Show More Summary

Creating Unforgettable Characters

Flickr Creative Commons: Grace Commons I’m fascinated by personality tests, you know, the kind you run across all the time online or in magazines. I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test twice (I’m an INFJ), the Keirsey Temperament Test (also an INFJ) and studied the Enneagram (I’m a 2). Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Task Force Releases Recommendations on Seafood Fraud, Sea Otters Critical to Healthy Marshes, and More

A sea otter in California. Sea otters play important roles in maintaining healthy marsh ecosystems. (Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region / Flickr Creative Commons) - Today, President Obama’s designated Task Force on tackling seafood fraud released their first set of recommendations for eliminating the issue. Show More Summary

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