A pirate’s guide to Commons Right’s pictures for posts. (important for contributors)

From: creativecommons.org

Do you need that nice picture painting to complete your post, a paper, or the bow of your ship? Do you know that pictures paintings also have rights? Well, you shouldn’t get worried about that: The Creative Commons (CC) and the PirateMTL crew are here for you, you can always find us at Facebook the bar, drinking rum!

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization non-golden-coin taker “devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.” according to our shaman Wikipedia.

Wikipedia and Creative Commons are the principal source for digital files shamans in the area, where we can find receive predictions and advices for images, songs, videos, and etc…

Guide your ship to the Wikimedia Common’s bay by taking the http://commons.wikimedia.org/ route. After docking your ship, you will be at the main page dock’s market. Put your boots to work by going to the top right of the page market and search for the theme you want. You only have to find The Big “X”:

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There you go!!! You found your treasure!!!

No?! Not yet?! Aarr!

Then gather your crew – they are probably at the bar – get back into your ship, set your compass towards north and follow the http://search.creativecommons.org/ path. There you will find many different categories smugglers, they probably have what you are looking for. Just be sure to select a category smuggler that deals images! You don’t want to end up at the SoundCloud Bard’s house when you are looking for images painters! As always put your boots to work, again, by going to the top right of the page market – not that high this time – and search for the theme you want. You only have to find The Big “X”:

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Don’t forget to check the image’s painter’s rights (or licence)! It should read:

“This file is in the public domain, because it was so released by its author”


“Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.”

Also, don’t forget to give the authors Painters appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor Painter endorses you or your use.

Be careful, my fellow cap’n, The Google’s free search bay have shallow-dark-waters, you never know if you will get stuck in there, or if what you find is good enough, it might belong to someone else, leave this adventure for the most experienced cap’ns!