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Free stock images

Any sites that offer royalty free and free images? [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Jul 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Government office wants to use Creative Commons photos - kosher or no?

I'm trying to get an idea of WHICH areas of Creative Commons I can draw from on Flickr. I work for a state doing something that, while noncommercial, does support business in a way. I want to use creative commons pix for a website we're putting up. So attribution, I get. That's easy. The others I'm not sure about - as a government office are we, by dint of our setup, considered non-commercial? And the non-deriviative works...does that mean we can't even crop it? And I completely don't understand "share alike" at all. Does that mean if we use THOSE photos we have to let anyone have our website template and content (which would be our only original work) for free with complete unrestricted use?
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 30, 2013 - 11 answers

entitled.

when diana spencer married prince charles, she was since known as princess diana—so much so that i had to look up her former surname to be reminded what it was. so why is the duchess of cornwall commonly referred to still by her given name, kate middleton?
posted by violetk on Jan 11, 2013 - 31 answers

Whatever happens, someone is putting in Crown Royal whisky and I'm stealing it.

I am looking for gift ideas for a Pollyanna gift exchange. The theme for the gift is "Royalty". The rules of the exchange allow various forms of trading so it doesn't have to be a gift targeted to any specific type of individual, just fit the theme. The participants are adults. Price range would be $25-$50.
posted by Drinky Die on Dec 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Because that would be silly, that's why

If Prince William and Duchess Kate were to legally adopt a child, would that child take hereditary positions and title? If not, would the Queen have the power to bestow them -- that is, to declare a child to be in line for the throne? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Dec 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Everyone loves Target-- even princes

Can you help me identify what foreign dignitary, or royal family member with loads of secret service detail, I saw at Target today? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 27, 2012 - 22 answers

Translation rights

Is there an industry standard royalty rate for translation rights? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 - 1 answer

What does this hand (claw) gesture mean?

At 1:27 of this youtube video, what does the hand (claw) gesture mean? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Apr 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Mary, Princess Royal

I know an elderly woman who claims to have been a good friend of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood. I believe her story and wanted to verify it. [more inside]
posted by soymilk on Mar 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Do you know who the Duke of Earl is?

How much awareness do modern UK citizens have of the peerage? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 6, 2010 - 25 answers

"Internet royalty" website in the late 1990's?

Sometime between 1997-1999, I remember there being a website where you could declare yourself to be the Duke or Duchess of a real city (I chose Texarkana). And then if you paid money, you could upgrade (e.g. Prince/Princess). I can't remember the backstory though (was it after the singularity? was it in case of apocalypse?). Does anyone remember anything more about this?
posted by unknowncommand on May 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Where are the best places to find royalty-free music online for my no-budget video project?

I'll soon be working on a no-budget video project, and I need to secure a variety of different types of music to go with the video. Where are the best places to find royalty-free music online? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Uncle-niece marriage in Europe

I was looking at this chart of the ancestry of Charles II of Spain. There are quite a few uncle-niece marriages in his family tree. Presumably, at the time, this was permissible under Spanish or Austrian laws. When did uncle-niece marriage start to be considered incestuous in Europe?
posted by Charmian on Sep 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Musical background advice

Anyone point me towards some music that I can download and use to accompany the photographs that I'll be taking at my son's school sports day? I intend selling copies of the disc for a few pounds each to raise some money for school funds, so either copyright free or some sort of UK waiver would be essential. The music should be upbeat and appropriate for a sporting theme.
posted by cameronfromedinburgh on May 19, 2009 - 3 answers

High quality royalty free music?

I recently produced some high definition videos to use internally at work. They used music from the Iron Man OST - Suddenly my company wants these to go public on our website - help me find alternative music! [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Mar 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How much of a news clip can I use in a commercial without paying royalties?

How much of a news clip can I use in a commercial without paying royalties? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Aug 31, 2008 - 18 answers

Royalty-free footage

Where can I find royalty free footage of new year's even in times square? The times square alliance was of no help. Preferably footage that shows the countdown/ball dropping/confetti/people/etc.
posted by ndicecco on Feb 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Charles would *never* wear a foam rubber leek costume.

Help me remember the name of a goofy British royalty/celebrity "Battle of the Network Stars"-esque sort of thing that was on cable many, many years ago. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Aug 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Royalty fee for creating spin-offs?

What are the legal issues and requirements regarding the use of someone else's creative property/material in spin-offs, and fan related projects? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Mar 23, 2007 - 20 answers

How much does Led Zeppelin make in radio based royalties?

How much money does a given band (say Led Zep) make each and every time a song of theirs is played on the radio? [more inside]
posted by asparagus_berlin on Feb 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Royal Rebellion?

Historically, has there been a member of Royal blood that, for either philosophical, political or religious reasons eschewed the royal lifestyle and struck out on their own? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jan 10, 2007 - 37 answers

Not Trailer Trash

Royalty-free video sources for trade shows? I have a trade show coming up in a few weeks. As part of our technology demo we want to show relatively high-quality video signals passing through our devices. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on May 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Do inventors pay royalties for fictionally-inspired technology?

If someone were to create an actual working version of fictional technology, would the inventor have to pay royalties to the owner of the original fiction? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Apr 5, 2006 - 19 answers

Photo royalty rate?

What is a fair percentage to charge for royalties for the use of my photographs? [more inside]
posted by Il Furioso on Apr 15, 2005 - 4 answers

Free sound effects

Are there any good sources for free sound effects? Preferably free in terms of both purchase and royalty costs.
posted by too many notes on Apr 14, 2005 - 9 answers

Curtsy for the Queen?

What is the proper etiquette/protocol for Americans greeting or addressing non-American people of title? Does one say "Her Majesty" or "Your Highness" or "Lady So-and-So" or other formalities, if one comes from a country with egalitarian and anti-monarchist roots and beliefs, where the non-recognition of titles is even a part of the Constitution? How about the whole curtsying thing? Where is the line commonly drawn between being polite to someone and being true to personal and national values? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Mar 1, 2005 - 28 answers

What is the origin of the word 'Your' (as in 'Your Majesty' 'Your Honor', etc)

PersonalPronounFilter: What's the origin of the word "Your" in "Your Honor," "Your Majesty," and "Your Excellency" (among many others)? Why not "My Majesty" or "The Majesty?" Isn't the Queen supposed to be the source of my majesty? She sure as hell doesn't get any additional majesty from me.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 13, 2005 - 16 answers

How to oust an unelected head of state?

If I lived in a country (mentioning no names, because I'm not sure if it is treason...) that had an unelected head of state, and whos position was based on the family they were born into, how would I go about getting rid of them, in any way other than the obvious one? I'm thinking some kind of political campaign, etc.
posted by Orange Goblin on Nov 19, 2004 - 30 answers

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