Found an "unofficially" CC-licensed image. Is it usable?

  1. Eric Newland profile image59
    Eric Newlandposted 6 years ago

    Found an "unofficially" CC-licensed image. Is it usable?

    To be specific, I found an image on DeviantArt that I'd like to use in a hub.  It isn't officially CC-branded, but the creator included language in the image's description that implies that it's free to use as long as you attribute, seemingly equivalent to a CC BY.

    "Please give me credit if you use this graphic unless it is for a profile picture."

    Is this good enough grounds to use the image with appropriate attribution without clearing it with the creator first, or should I try to contact him for more official permission?

  2. Horatio Plot profile image81
    Horatio Plotposted 6 years ago

    Hi Eric. There doesn't seem to be any licensing info on deviantArt which I know has caused problems in the past (see Wikipedia entry - You can always drop the  creator a line via his comment box if you want to stay completely legal. Regards H.