Protest Puts Smithsonian Images on Flickr Site Public.resource.org has taken more than 6,200 low-resolution photographs posted on the Smithsonian Web site and posted them on flickr.com as an act of protest over what public.resource head Carl Malamud calls the Smithsonian's unnecessary restrictions on use of the images and dubious claims of its ownership of them.
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Protest Puts Smithsonian Images on Flickr Site

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Protest Puts Smithsonian Images on Flickr Site

Protest Puts Smithsonian Images on Flickr Site

Protest Puts Smithsonian Images on Flickr Site

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Public.resource.org has taken more than 6,200 low-resolution photographs posted on the Smithsonian site and posted them on flickr.com, as an act of protest over what public.resource head Carl Malamud calls the Smithsonian's unnecessary restrictions on use of the images and dubious claims of its ownership of them.

The protest raises interesting questions over who owns the images in "America's museum" — and whether the public should have unfettered access to them.

Joel Rose reports for member station WHYY.