Flickr updates it’s Community Guidlines


If you use Flickr, and who doesn’t, you may want to know that earlier this month they released their revised “Flickr Community guidelines“.

Essentially, it’s a list of DOs and DON’Ts, and some of them may surprise you. In the DO category, they now require you to link back to Flickr whenever you use an image on another site, like your blog. In the DONT category, Flickr says the service is strictly for Photographs… NOT logos, banners, screen-shots, etc… If your account is found to hold primarily non-photohraphic images, it may be suspended.

Some of the new restrictions will be a big bummer for bloggers. I know I have hosted some images for this site on Flickr, that I may have to remove. If you use Flickr, you may want to check out the new guidelines.

1 thought on “Flickr updates it’s Community Guidlines”

  1. Well, that’s not entirely true. Non-photographic images can be hosted on Flickr, but you cannot use Flickr to host images for your external website(s). At least that’s the way I interpret it.

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