Someone recently sent me an email, asking if I was aware that someone else was wrapping ads around all of my content and reposting it. I replied politely
I also share most of my flickr photos under the same license. After all, it’s not doing me any good to restrict the use of any of this content. Indeed, by sharing my content, I’m (hopefully) creating value for other people.
Today, I discovered that my photo of Henry Rollins is being used on the Wikipedia entry for Henry Rollins! The photo detail page correctly lists me as the copyright owner.
Everyone wins: Wikipedia gets a decent photo of the man, and I get the personal satisfaction of knowing that I’m contributing to the overall value of Wikipedia!