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If I use someones picture how do I give credit to them?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by disregardallrules, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. disregardallrules

    disregardallrules Newbie

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    I went on google, filtered settings, and selected free to reuse again, but it still says attribution must be given. What is the best way to attribute the photo to that person? Thanks guys!
     
  2. mikkom

    mikkom Newbie

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    Just use something like "Photo by XXXXXX" where XXXXX is the name of author (you can link the name to original photo or authors blog if you want to be really helpful). That should be sufficient.
     
  3. disregardallrules

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    Awesome. Thanks bro
     
  4. Grove Side Tx

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    Yea or if you don't know who the author is then just put any random name lol
     
  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The images you found have a Creative Commons License with an attribution requirement, this means that you need to do one of the following to the best of your ability:

    • Include any copyright notices (if applicable). If the work itself contains any copyright notices placed there by the copyright holder, those notices must be left intact, or reproduced in a way that is reasonable to the medium in which the work is being re-published.
    • Cite the author's name, screen name, or user ID, etc. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice to link that name to the person's profile page, if such a page exists.
    • Cite the work's title or name (if applicable), if such a thing exists. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice to link the name or title directly to the original work.
    • Cite the specific CC license the work is under. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice if the license citation links to the license on the CC website.
    • Mention if the work is a derivative work or adaptation, in addition to the above, one needs to identify that their work is a derivative work, e.g., "This is a Finnish translation of [original work] by [author]." or "Screenplay based on [original work] by [author].
    Failure to place an attribute is a failure to comply with the terms of the CC license, which can result in one of the following actions being taken against you:
    • A DMCA takedown notice being filed against your website.
    • A cease and desist order.
    • A copyright infringement notice (litigation).
    • A bill with a licensing agreement to pay for the photo.
    ​For more information on how to correctly fulfil an attribution requirement, you can read this article.
     
  6. Altaner

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    Just post a link to the source of the photo. Picture by .....
     
  7. disregardallrules

    disregardallrules Newbie

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    Thanks but where would I post this information guys? Would it be when I add media, and under description? Or would it be under the article? If you guys have an example of a website having this it would be of much help! Thanks guys!~
     
  8. Zwielicht

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    This article will show you all of the different ways that you can attribute an image. The most common attribution you may notice on the Internet is the caption version.
    http://librarianbyday.net/2009/09/28/how-to-attribute-a-creative-commons-photo-from-flickr/
     
  9. Content Mario

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    Interesting, Great post.
     
  10. mikkom

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    Creative commons is the most widely used but by far not the only licence that allows usage with attribution. What is even more confusing is that different versions of creative commons (and other licences) have different attribution requirements. Therefore it's *most likely* sufficient to just attribute the author, he's the one who gives permission to use his work - not creative commons. (S)he's also the only person who will cease and desist or contact you or sue you (very, very unlikely) and I'm quite sure most people will not be slightly bit interested if you have included all the CC legal mumbo jumbo or not.

    But feel free to include all the necessary text if you want to, IMHO it's not needed and if someone will want you to include them they will contact you. I'm also quite sure there has neen no legal cases involving not including licence clauses to attribution part if the author has given his permission for exchange of attribution. I might be incorrrect here and I'm really interested if someone knows of legal cases involving "incorrect attribution".

    Also, creative commons itself has a wiki page for attribution best practices (if you are using creative commons which is not clear from the OP). I'm not allowed to post links as I'm "newbie" (really far from that) but google "Best practices for attribution - Creative Commons" and you will find creative commons wiki page that has many examples.
     
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  11. nathanwebsolution

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    Use their names on the photo or below it in the post. This will be enough and your site will not get penalized.