One of my photos is being used by an online news site. However, my photos are licensed CC *non*-commercial. Does a news site that displays ads for revenue violate this license? http://www.thestandard.com/predictions/yelp-passes-citysearch-traffic-august-31-2009
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I don’t know – does Creative Commons actually define commercial? Apparently, they may still be studying what it means – http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/03/what-is-noncommercia.html
And also this: http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2008/09/19/creative-common-25.html
And from here: http://elamb.org/not-for-commercial-use-what-does-that-mean/
“”Commercial Use” can only be determined by the owner of the product/content/service. While some commercial use is cut and dry (i.e. selling t-shirts, webhosting services, etc) some creators of content might consider Google Adsense or YPN commercial. It is up to the owners discretions and they are well within their rights to protect the product/service that they have devoted time/money/attention/energy to create.”
Have you talked to thestandard ?