Singer Gwen Stefani released a picture of her and her new daughter under a Creative Commons license, instead of selling the rights to a sleazy magazine for millions.  The license (here, with a few extra clauses) allows the image to be reused pretty liberally.  Also, President-Elect Obama has a set on photos on Flickr that show rarely-seen behind-the-scenes watching election returns with the candidate (which were also released under a Creative Commons license).