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A License can be official or legal permission to do or own a specified thing, product or material.

. However, you should also do your due diligence and try to see if the picture might have been published elsewhere before. After all, it might have been uploaded against the real copyright-holder's wishes, in which case the statement of license terms wouldn't hold water. …
answered Oct 4 '18 by Anyon
First of all, note that you link to a page describing their old (pre-2012) license. They have updated Legal FAQ and License and Legal FAQ pages now. Furthermore, they have a bunch of examples on how … , fall under their license. If you include them in a paper, they request proper attribution. If you do that, I don't see it as being different from reusing a previously published figure with …
answered May 8 '18 by Anyon
CC-BY seems to be the industry standard license for open access papers, see Why CC-BY? for a discussion of the reasons. It's a well-known license, that allows various kinds of later use (including … in the form of citations. Note, however, that CC-BY is not a "viral" license. That is, modifications don't have to preserve the license. If you want that property, there is the CC-BY-SA (share-alike …
answered Aug 4 by Anyon