How is the Unsplash License different than the CC0 License?

The Unsplash License is in the same spirit as the CC-0 License - the difference being that the Unsplash License does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service (read more about that here).

To summarize, the Unsplash License and the CC0 License:

  • Are both sublicensable and non-revocable
  • Both allow users to use photos for free, for personal and commercial purposes
  • Both don’t require attribution

Therefore, unless you’re attempting to create a similar or competing site to Unsplash using Unsplash photos, this change in License should not affect your use of Unsplash photos.

Annie Spratt