500px Adds Creative Commons Licensing Option


Photo sharing site 500px announced on Friday plans to roll out Creative Commons licensing on the service.

While photos on the site will default to an “all rights reserved” setting, 500px users will now have the ability to select Creative Commons licensing as an option when uploading new photos to the site or editing existing images.

A licensing option already available to photographers on some other photo-sharing sites such as Flickr, Creative Commons allows photographers to designate certain photos as images that they are willing to share with others. Sites such as Mashable, for instance, might use a photo with a Creative Commons license to accompany a news post.

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