By Carolyn E. Wright | Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The verb “license,” according to Merriam-Webster, means “to give official permission to someone . . . to do or use something.” As a noun, license means “an official document, card, etc., that gives . . . permission to do, use, or have something.”
Licensing your photographs may sound tricky, but in fact we “license” other things all the time. Take this, for example:
Kid: Can I borrow the car?
Parent: Where are you going?
Kid: To the park.
Kid: To play tennis with Taylor.
Parent: When will you be back?
Kid: By 5 p.m.
With that “O.K.,” the parent just licensed the car to the kid only to go the park to play tennis with Taylor that day until 5 p.m.
And licensing your photographs to others can be just as simple. Here’s how:
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