From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to: navigation, search
Department Flickr Compatible licence? Notes
Home Office some Category:Images from the Home Office
Department for Business No: BY-ND
Cabinet Office No: BY-NC-ND
Department of Health No
HM Treasury No: BY-NC-ND
Department for Transport No
Department for Communities and Local Government No: BY-ND
Department for Culture No: BY-NC-ND
Department for Education No
Department of Energy and Climate Change No: BY-NC-ND
Department for Environment No: BY-ND
Department for International Development No
Department for Work and Pensions Not found
Foreign and Commonwealth Office No: BY-ND See for accounts for UK embassies etc
Ministry of Defence No: BY-NC-ND See also
Ministry of Justice No
Prime Minister's Office No: BY-NC-ND
Scotland Office No
UK Space Agency No


There doesn't seem to be a Government wide policy on the licensing of images on Flickr. Some of the images posted seem to be from photo agencies and so that they aren't available under a free licence is understandable. For those images taken by departmental staff, the licence selected varies but most aren't an accepted free licence.

The compatible licence is based upon the most "free" licence that could be seen applied to images in the photostream. Not all photos are available under that licence.

Might be worth considering the implications, if any, of the adoption in some areas of Government of the Open Government Licence which allows Crown copyright material to be used under a licence compatible with CC-BY. Look at UK Government Licensing Framework.

Would the Cabinet Office be responsible for Government wide Flickr policy?

See also[edit]