Unsplash images are no longer in the public domain(creativecommons.org)

over 6 years ago from Christopher Skillicorn, Designer

  • Chiron ZorChiron Zor, over 6 years ago

    Well, the main point of CC0 is to waive every right.

    So, no. The Unsplash License is not similar to CC0.

    If people want credit, they could use CC BY.

    Once been CC0, the photos are loosed in the wild. You can do nothing to how they have been used. The people who complained didn't understand CC0 correctly.

    What Unsplash could do, is adding more option like CC BY, and inform people how CC0 works.

    What Unsplash did, is purely selfish and business driven.

    6 points
    • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, over 6 years ago

      CC BY has nothing to do with what we were addressing when we made the change. Attribution is not required on the Unsplash License. The only change is with regards to redistributing the photos.

      As I explain below, this is something that has been requested by our community for years because of the real-world flaws with CC0.

      We make the reasons for the change very clear here https://community.unsplash.com/articles/unsplashlicense

      1 point