Flickr and the commons

Last year, Flickr new owners changed the terms for free accounts. The new policy would lead to the deletion of user content. A lot of criticism ensued.

Creative Commons worked out with Flickr new owners to make the proposal better for the commons. The new policy from Flickr, published a couple of weeks ago, confirms that CC licensed images, as well as other public licenses, don’t count towards the maximum. They also added in-memoriam account, read-only account of deceased people, part of an effort of preservation.