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The images on this site offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license may be used for free including for commercial purposes subject to the terms of the license. Should you not be familiar with Creative Commons licenses including their attribution requirements then please read the license here

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Nicholas (Nick) Youngson of NYPhotographic created these images which are now owned by RM Media Ltd who have licensed some of their images to be used for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Whist the images are free is important to follow the terms of the license which includes a requirement for a link back to, RM Media's web site, a link to the Creative Commons license and a link using the title of the work to the page on this site you found the image.

The link need not be obtrusive and can look something like;

Title CC BY-SA 3.0 Nick Youngson / Alpha Stock Images

This link should be placed directly under the image.

Underneath each image on the site is the information needed to make the necessary attributions.

There are further requirements should modifications be made which basically informs others that there have been alterations to the original image.

There is a link to the Creative Commons license under each image and it is important to read the terms.

For those wanting something more than a Creative Commons license a right managed license of the original full size image can be purchased for a few dollars by following the link directly below the licensing information on each page.


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