Things we get asked a lot ^_^

Can I use stuff on my blog?

Yes, just be sure to follow all the guidelines and attribute the original creator correctly according to their wishes. Please see our ATTRIBUTION page for more details.

So what do I need to do?

It's really simple, you can find everything you need to know about crediting the image creator on our ATTRIBUTION page.

Can I use 'em in vids?

Yes, just be sure to follow all the guidelines and attribute the original creator correctly according to their wishes.

If you'd like to use the photos in video production, putting a credit at the end of the movie is absolutely fine and understandable.

Please also put a credit in the description ( information section beneath the video on YouTube); It doesn't have to indicate where the photo was used in the movie.

There are more details on our ATTRIBUTION page.

Can I put my stuff on here too?

Yes. Please do. We welcome photographers who wish to proactively contribute and be part of this karmic organization.

Send all your photographs to freeforcommercialuse [at] yahoo [dot] com  with the subject line "My ffcu image" and if we love them, we'll put them up. Smile

Please remember to include all your details for attribution. Use the exact following format for your attribution details.

(Copy the following, fill in each section & email us.)


| INFO |
Photographer : Your Name Here
Photo URL :
License : Creative Commons (

Your title here

Your description here

| TAGS |
ffcu freefcu freeforcommercialuse (Your tags here)

Who owns all the images/photos on

All photographs, imagery, media belong to their respective owners/creators. 'Free for Commercial Use' does not own any of images or content posted on this photo stream (unless otherwise stated).

Please note that 'Free for Commercial Use' is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to media services provided by other independent organizations/persons. 'Free for Commercial Use' has no control over the results that are returned.

Do not assume that the results displayed in this portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. Since there is no registration to use a CC license, 'Free for Commercial Use' has no way to determine what has and hasn't been placed under the terms of a CC license. If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact us and we will direct you to the original creator/owner of the content. 


Even though some of the images we have uploaded to Free For Commercial Use are in the ” public domain” and thus not subject to copyright restrictions, these photos may be subject to other third party rights, such as rights of privacy and rights of publicity. In all instances, you are required to obtain all necessary permissions before using the photos. For example, if you find a photo from FFCU’s collections that includes a person, you would be responsible for obtaining the permission of the person in the photo before you use the photo. 

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