Uploading photos online is very common (everyone should do this!). Creative Commons is a free way to protect yet share your photos online for creative uses while receiving credit. Sometime you receive a few emails that you ignore, and sometimes you realize Woa!!.
Meet Jeremy Keith. He took a picture and posted it on Flickr. He receives a few emails, and just says use what you want and credit me. Next thing he knows, 3 minutes into the Box office hit Iron Man movie is the picture he took being used as the background! Pretty awesome!
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