A Flickr user contacted us today wondering about our policy on use of Flickr photos.
Here it is:
We use photos distributed by Flickr in its feeds. Mostly, we use feeds for local tags like this one: api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?tags=bostonma. Sometimes we also use feeds for specific users.
According to Flickr, photos that appear in feeds like the one above can be blogged, as long as attribution and links to the original item are provided (which we do). A Flickr user can prevent photos from appearing in feeds by switching the "Who can blog your photos" setting on this page: www.flickr.com/account/?tab=privacy.
I'm blogging this because we want to make sure we get it right. Hopefully folks will point out any problems or gray areas in the comments.