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Let people easily select a creative commons license for their photos/albums

It would be nice if SmugMug allowed users to easily select a creative commons license for their photos.

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      • CaseyCasey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Been years now... even a word from smugmug about this issue would be nice.

      • DanDan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a nice feature. In the meantime, I've created an about page on my smugmug site that has details on a CC-license.
        http://photos.dannyadam.com/About/n-z5nCK
        Here's the html I used to generate the text, links, and image, in case others want to do something similar:
        The images on this site are available for download, in their original resolution.<br /><br />They are licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License</a>, unless otherwise noted.<br /><br /><a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/3.0/88x31.png"; /></a>

      • Diana HDiana H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also looking for a Flickr replacement, and SmugMug looked pretty good till I saw that Creative Commons licensing isn't an option. I'll keep an eye out for this enhancement, but in the meantime I'll have to find a different photo sharing service.

      • roensroens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With Y!'s recent destruction of Flickr, I'm eagerly looking for an alternative. SmugMug seems like a nice choice, but I'm surprised to find no mechanism to indicate a license for my uploaded photos. I'd generally (always?) prefer to use CC-BY-SA. I do not care to lock down my photographic work, supporting a broken commons-killing system.

      • Guy TeagueGuy Teague commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        add my vote for this being a close-to-dealbreaker feature. i'm still on my trial subscription and if i can't find a suitable workaround i might not be able to use smugmug. /guy

      • Vince ScottVince Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This in my mind is an absolute must have, i signed up and paid for smugmug two years back and i'm just beginning to upload quite a few more of my old photos. I was astounded when i went looking for a CC license i could attach only to find none at all. I'll seriously be considering looking elsewhere in the future for picture hosting.

      • LeonLeon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, as an amateur photographer, this is a critical feature for me. My goal isn't to make money, but to take good pictures and have someone (anyone!) appreciate them. Please make it easier to do that!

        This is an important feature advantage that Flickr has.

      • Rob MillisRob Millis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have just begun using SmugMug for the first time in several years, but this is already causing problems and I need to begin posting on Flickr instead.

        PLEASE let us add simple Creative Commons options like Flickr and the Commons.Wikimedia.org sites.

      • birgitbirgit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would very much like to see smugmug offer a Creative Commons feature!

      • maiaibingmaiaibing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love this too - would also bring in a lot more traffic to Smugmug! Right now I also use Flickr for this purpose alone (get it?...).

      • William ShottsWilliam Shotts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am planning on changing the license terms on all my publicly available work to CC and having this feature would make my life a lot easier.

      • dtkindlerphotodtkindlerphoto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Copyright is a sledge hammer. As sophisticated as SmugMug has become, allowing Pros to decide which rights they would like to preserve and which they would like to assign could be accomplished with CC licensing. There are 500 million CC licensed works. Flickr does it very well. Sure SmugMug could do it better!

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