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  1. Thank you so much for this. Many people (including myself) get confused and scared by CC. Could I please bother you to clarify regarding this “non-commercial purposes only”.

    Do you mean a non-commercial post or a non-commercial blog. Also would the ads (like google ads) be counted as non-commercial or is that commercial? Sorry if this question sounds too silly and specific but it’s nice to be safe than slapped with $$$

    1. As far as I understand it (and I am not a lawyer, so please don’t take this as legal advice!), non-commercial would be a non-commercial blog, without advertisements in the side bar, and with no affiliate links in the blog post with the photo used. However, since Creative Commons themselves have never really defined what non-commercial means, it’s something each user should make their own judgement on.
      A few articles that I found interesting and useful in making a decision:

      Personally, I would try to avoid using NC licenced images, preferring the CC0 licence (“no rights reserved“) – much less ambiguous!
      Hope this helps :)

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