Amazing Images: Wired Photographs Debut at Creative CommonsBy Diana Cook
Fans of geeky photography and online sharing have something to smile about. Starting this week, Wired.com is releasing staff-produced photos under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC) license and making them available in high-res format on a newly launched public Flickr stream. This new licensing policy will allow bloggers and writers to use these images in editorial pieces, as well as in mash ups and remixes for more creative purposes.
To celebrate their new licensing policy, Wired compiled a gallery of 50 great pictures from past stories. Included in the mix are portraits of Steve Jobs, Woz, Steve Ballmer, Trent Reznor and JJ Abrams, plus, there’s a cross section of photo coverage from events like ComicCon, Maker Faire, CES and more. The photos come exclusively from Wired.com’s in-house photo team — Jim Merithew, Keith Axline and Jon Snyder.
We’ve pulled our five favorites to share with you. You can find them in their high-res format as well as the other 45 selected images at Wired.com.
Photos under CC BY-NC license means that designated images are free for all to republish, with minor restrictions, as follows:
- Photos must be properly attributed to the photographer and Wired.com, and we ask for a link back to the original story where the photo first appeared.
- We welcome editorial use by bloggers or any other publisher, but we are not authorizing commercial use, like using one of our photos in an advertisement.
- Remixes and mashups are allowed.