500px and Creative Commons

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For artists and creators, copyright is often a challenge because on one hand they want to protect their work and on the other they’d like it to spread.

Now you can do both with Creative Commons licensing attribution. Last week we have added Creative Commons licensing to 500px that gives our photographers more options to let others share and re-use their work. This opt-in program provides the 500px community with greater flexibility on usage, photo attribution and additional sharing opportunities.

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Creative Commons tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work.

Visit 500px Creative Commons licensing page to see the latest photos added to Creative Commons. Search for photos under specific license using 500px Search. Or add a license to your photo and see where it could take you from there.

500px Creative Commons page.

500px Search, filtered by tag and license.

Individual photo page, CC license is shown below a photograph.

Would you like to add a license to your 500px photos?
You can change a license of any existing and new photos in the Organizer’s photo edit settings or look for the License Type drop down menu when uploading a photo. There are several licenses to chose from, ranging from standard Copyright to Attribution Creative Commons. For a full list and license descriptions read 500px Support article. Licenses can be revised by a photographer at any time.

Creative Commons being part of 500px was just an idea brought up in a conversation during ChaseJarvis LIVE “The Future of Photo Sharing” episode and now it is reality. Let us know in the comments below what other great features you would like to see at 500px.