Copyright and Creative Commons Explained

Cameron Knight from Phototuts has put together a tutorial shedding some light on the mysterious world of copyright and Creative Commons.

As much as I would be attracted to a photographer’s work, I’m equally hesitant to explore more of it if any of their photographs are induced with horrible looking watermarks injected with Photoshop. I understand their need to protect their work but there’s much more subtle ways to go about it.

I’m particularly fond of embedding as much information into the EXIF data of photos when I’m importing them into Lightroom because that’s the type of info that remains hidden yet proves that photographs belong to you.