SpaceX Places All of its Photos in the Public Domain

#Photography

Tue, Mar 24th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Motherboard reports that SpaceX's Elon Musk has created a Flickr account with more than 100 photos placed in the public domain. Above, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral.

“We don’t talk about the public domain too often, but there are no restrictions, which is how it is for most NASA photos,” Parker Higgins, a copyright expert with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told me in a podcast we recorded about the subject. “You can use them for literally whatever you want… I saw an old ad the other day and the ad was for a chocolate bar that said it was ‘out of this world,’ and then it had a picture of space. They didn’t have to clear that with anyone.”

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