All my public photos on my Flickr account [flickr.com] are released under the Creative Commons, Attribution License [creativecommons.org]. This means that no one has to seek my permission to use the photos for any work, be it commercial or non-commercial. A lot of people do send me email via Flickr to tell me they have used a photo or to ask if I would be OK with them using one in a certain context.
It’s always fun to google myself or use Flickr’s click-through records to see new places that an image has been used. In addition to a number of blogs, my photos can be found in travel [sacred-destinations.com] sites [travelmuse.com], and there are currently 76 of my photos on Wikimedia Commons [commons.wikimedia.org] a few of which are actually used on Wikipedia pages. I even had one photo published [confusion.cc] as the cover of a text book. But today I came across, for the first time, one of my photos on a site I actually use (albeit a page I would not have come to without the Flickr click-through reports). I signed up to Dopplr [dopplr.org] last year, long after I visited Moscow, but one of my Moscow photos is now the backdrop for the Moscow Page [dopplr.com]:
NB: you can see the original photo on Flickr [flickr.com].
NB2: the original “Steal these photos” [confusion.cc] post was way back in 2005!