How A Guy's Flickr Photo Ended Up in The Iron Man Movie


Photo Credit: (above) Iron Man (below) Jeremy Keith of Adactio

Did you know that the movie Iron Man used a Creative Commons-licensed photo from Flickr? Here's the story of how Jeremy Keith's photo of his buddy Andy Budd in NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building in Cape Canaveral ended up in the movie:

“Wait a minute”, I said. “What is this for?”

“It’s for a movie that’s currently in production called Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jnr.”

Holy crap! One of my photos was going to be in Iron Man? That certainly put a new spin on things.

“So I guess you want to use the picture because it’s inside NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building?” I asked.

“No. We just thought it was a picture of some warehouse or something.”

Read the whole story here: Link - via Flickr Blog


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> "Isn’t this the kind of thing where nasa
> could come along and say “yo dudes, you’re
> making money off our space ship
> assembly place, give us a piece of that”?

I don't think government agencies are allowed to claim copyright or trademark.
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