This morning after I read this post I thought I'd look around for a couple of my pictures that I knew had been used in an article (b/c the writer was kind & left me a comment about the use) & see what would turn up.
Well folks...this picture was apparently a hit! I found about a hundred places where it was used!
I don't mind people using my pictures - I really don't. I think it's pretty cool that you like them actually! And if family want to get pictures of the kids, that's fine, too. But when people don't use them properly that bothers me.
Flickr is a great photo sharing site - and even I use it looking for images, but I always follow the rules. Users are free to use my pictures as long as it has Attribution, it's NonCommercial Use, & No Derivative Works - don't alter my pics people!!! Most of the places I found the picture it wasn't altered - actually so far (b/c I haven't gone through all the sites) only one site altered it in any way.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
That's it - how easy is that to do!?!? Be courteous people!!!!!