I became a heavy user of images with creative commons licenses when I first started posting content for my students on the web. At some point, my heavy usage led to feelings of shame. I realized that I was a free-loader and had contributed nothing. I didn’t like the feeling, so I began uploading photos to Flickr. This has assuaged my guilt some, though I am certain that I have used more photos than I have contributed.
Today I learned that someone is actually using one of my small contributions. The photo (look in the top right corner) has many flaws, but it’s nice not to be a free-loader anymore. (By the way, did you know that Godzilla had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?)