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Licenses and Creative Commons

When uploading your photos, you will now have the option to choose what license you would like to share your photo under. This license selection refers to the copyright or ownership you wish to maintain on your photos. If you intend to sell your photos on the 500px Marketplace, you must select the Standard 500px License, then submit your photos for sale.

When uploading your photos, look for the License Type drop down menu to make your selection. You can change your existing photo's License type by going to the Photo Manager and editing your photos.

You have several choices for how you'd like your photos to be used and shared. Ranging from standard Copyright to Attribution Creative Commons.

Standard 500px LicenseIf you intend to sell your photos on the 500px Marketplace, you must select this license when uploading your photos. Your photos will preserve whatever copyright they had before uploading them. We will protect the copyright and will not sell your photos without your permission. We suggest becoming familiar with your country's copyright law and registering your photos with the local copyright office. View Photos.

Creative Commons Licenses

The Creative Commons licenses allow for free usage of your photos, within each license type's terms. You can not sell Creative Commons photos on the 500px Marketplace; you must select the Standard 500px License if you intend to sell your images on the 500px Marketplace.

Creative Commons Attribution - This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. View Photos.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs - This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you. View Photos.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects. View Photos.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialThis license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. View Photos.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs - This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially. View Photos.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. View Photos.

To explore some Creative Commons photos on 500px, take a look at our Creative Commons page.

 

                          

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