Whenever you want to use an image, a video or even a text, you need to know about their copyright situation. It can be annoying to ask the author every time you want to use their work, but that’s where Creative Commons comes in. CC will help you understand everything you need to know about the licenses of the pictures, videos or texts that you want to share.
There are many types of Creative Common licenses, as well as many combinations you can do with them.
Now, I’m going to name every type of Creative Commons licenses and their possible combinations:
1- Attribution: (BY) It means you can copy, distribute, display or perform the work, but you must give credits to the author.
2-Share-Alike: (SA) You may distribute works, but only under a license identical to the license that governs the original work.
3-Noncommercial: (NC) You can copy, distribute, display or perform the work, but only for noncommercial purposes.
4-No-Derivative Works: (ND) You basically can use the work, but you can’t change it.
This is pretty much everything you need to know about the Creative Commons Licenses and what they are for. Now, before you want to use a work (Image, Video, Text, etc) you’ll know what these icons are for, and what they mean.
Now, how do you do a correct Attribution?
Well, there are many ways to do that, but I’ll just show you one:
1. You can go to the Creative Common’s site.
2. Search for the image you like.
3. Save the image you like.
4. Insert the image and properly name the author and give him or her the credits for the image.
5. Put the Title (In the title tag the link of the image) Name the author (Tag the link to the author’s page) and Put the license of the image (Of course, tag the link to the original license)
That’s is actually all. But, hey! Check every time the license you don’t do anything wrong or illegal. Thank you for reading my research of Creative Commons.
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