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Launched: Creative Commons find-a-photo App – find out why

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Creative Commons the -‘nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools – has launched The List
They say: “It’s a mobile photography app that invites users to create a list of images they want, or submit photos to help a person or group who created a list. Every image is uploaded to the archive with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence, allowing anyone to use the images so long as they give proper credit to the author.”

In their own words ….Why should CC build a mobile app? There are a few answers to that question:

Most importantly, we believe there’s a need for the app, and that it will give value to those who use it, and those who use the images.

Making it easier to contribute to the commons is one of our strategic goals, not only because it creates a better archive of resources to use and re-use, but also because each contribution deepens the investment and value of the commons. It grows the movement.

We see an opportunity to pilot new approaches to CC, including one-click attribution, embedded licensing, content analytics, and more.

The web is going mobile, and CC has to understand how that will impact what we do. Building on the platform is one great way to work through the issues and challenges, while supporting our partner platforms who are asking us for advice on issues they’re facing, like attribution on mobile.