Flickr is a large site, and like any large site, tons of questions come up.
This chapter handles many such questions by digging into the Flickr back story for the answer—answers you might not find generally available. Take a look; the answer to your questions might be here waiting for you to put to work.
Here are some general Flickr questions and their answers. Take a look and see if anything here solves your issue.
Flickr doesn’t have an official position on using other peoples’ photos, calling itself “not a matchmaker.”
That means that your policy should be “ask before you leap” or something similar. In other words, you should always ...