What part of attribution do you not understand?

Here’s what you see if you try to download one of my photos on Flickr.

Veesees photo showing Creative Commons license rights

There’s a Creative Commons license notice that some rights are reserved right under the photo. It clearly shows that the license uses the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.

Attribution. That means you give credit to the particular artist whose image you are using.

I took a lot of photos at BlogHer. I take photos of most big events I go to. I like to take photos. I like to share them on Flickr. I even like it when people appreciate my photo enough to want to use it on their blog or website. But only with attribution! Don’t steal it and don’t ignore the CC license attached to it!

I’m reading articles all over the web about BlogHer09. I’m upset to see how many blogs and sites are using my photos without so much as a wave in my direction or a request for permission. You know better, people.