Friday, July 13, 2007

“Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.” Mark Twain

The last post to round out the week of Flickr tools is a bit of a double. First, Bubblr is a nice way to use all the photos to make a comic strip. Essentially you search for photos and pick from the results. Once you have the photos assembles in the order you like then grab some of the speech bubble to put over the photos and type in the text you desire. Once you are finished you can email your creation or blog it. This is a beautifully designed and very user friendly website. To see what others have come up with try the archives. I really do like this one and recommend giving it a try. However there might be a problem here. Every time you take a photo you are creating a copyrighted material. How can I use your photos to create comic strips of my own? Many people have their works copyrighted but most have something called creative commons instead. This is a systems where the creator of the material decides how they want the item to be used. I could try to explain it but the video below does a far better job. If you plan to use others photos or upload some of your own then check out the Creative Commons website for more information.

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