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Photo Sharing Sites

Photo sharing sites allow individuals to upload their own photos for others to view. Photos are searchable by descriptive tags and other text users add to their photos. Some images on these sites may be used under Creative Commons licensing, at the discretion of the poster. Some of the most popular photo sharing sites include:
Flickr has introduced The Commons, where member institutions make available images that have no known copyright restrictions. Some of the participating institutions include the Library of Congress and the Musée McCord Museum in Montreal.
 
Other institutions are making some collections available independent of The Commons, including Library and Archives Canada and the Boston Public Library, most of these images are available for use under Creative Commons licensing.