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.