Smithsonian Images on flickr

Public.Resource.Org a “new non-profit dedicated to the creation of public works projects on the Internet” has posted 6,288 images from the Smithsonian on to flickr. They have also written a memo addressed to “The Internet” which they describe their belief that these images are “overwhelmingly” in the public domain.

Update(5-27-07): Boing Boing has more on the controversy.

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