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As a photographer and web creative I wanted to be able to protect by creations yet allow others to use my images as long as I got credit for them. Creative Commons to the rescue.

I joined the Creative Commons in 2008 and have written extensively about both the Creative Commons, Open Source and Open Directory as well as the GNU/GPL. Much of the functionality of my web site comes from Open Source or GNU/GPL licensed materials.

As my journey has progressed my interest in licensing, copyright, copyleft, and other protection schemes has grown. As a photographer (my web site is just a vehicle for that expression) I have an interested in understanding how embedded meta-data is used to protect creatives and their creations.

This has lead me to examine standards like the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, the International Press Telecommunications Council, the Picture Licensing Usage System (aka PLUS) and the Creative Commons as sources of licensing and protecting schemes.

Dublin Core and IPTC meta-data is exposed in Adobe's Creative Suite programs (most significantly Photoshop and Bridge) as well as Photoshop Lightroom.

Currently PLUS is only available in Photoshop Lightroom and CC is only available for CS3 based programs.

I have started development of XMP FileInfo dialog Creative Commons panel for CS4 and CS5. For further details please drop me a note at john_bishop [at]

John Bishop 20:58, 10 July 2010 (UTC)