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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flickr and the Church

Sometimes the Church's lack of publicity baffles me. After only a brief mention of its new Flickr project they've gone silent. I can't find any mention of it on the Newsroom, the official web site, Mormon.org or L.D.S. Tech. There is just a brief mention of it on "Today in the Bloggernacle" and the original Mormon Times article from June 2010.
Photographers would retain the copyright to their images, according to the online announcement at Flickr.com, under the group name "Official LDS call for photos," but church officials are asking for a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publish the images. . . . The pool of images is also intended to be a resource for members of the church, who may find it useful to glean images for gospel-related activities.
The Church has asked us not to use outside copyrighted material in our Church activity and callings. This new Flickr project is a neat way to create a repository of materials available to us.

The Church tests a lot of pilot projects that people only seem vaguely aware of like the LinkedIn project. Some become large continuous projects and some get scrapped. I think this Flickr project ought to be one that takes hold.

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