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How do you properly credit an image or video?
Whether it be an image or video that you created yourself or an image or video that belongs to someone else, how do you give proper (as in it would meet all the guidelines to win a contest or hub of the day spot light) credit to that image or video?
When you use an image that you created, the answer is easy. You decide on how you want to credit yourself. Do you want to place you image in the public domain or do you want to protect it with a copyright notice. You decide.
When you use an image you found on another site, it's not always so easy. The first thing I do is look to see if there is a copyright notice on that site. If there is, I don't use the image.
Some sites, especially those that offer free use of images, will tell you the method of attribution that they require. I look for that info and I place the attribution notice under the image in the exact way that is requested.
Some site require an attribution along with a link to the page where you took the image from. Others will just require the name of the author. The important thing is that you need to look for that info and honor their request.
by Mary Hyatt3 years ago
I am reading more and more Hubs where there are beautiful photos, but NO attribution to them. I just read one that clearly has a watermark of the person holding the copyright. When you look at the photos, it...
by Brittany Kennedy6 years ago
A couple of weeks ago, I realized that I had not read the ToS about image use correctly and had to go back to all of my hubs and make sure the images were cited properly and were available through the creative...
by WriteAngled6 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone can enlighten me on copyright and attribution issues with respect to products sold on Amazon. If I write a hub that focuses specifically on one or more Amazon products, where do I stand with...
by chasmac4 years ago
The last HubPages weekly delivered to my inbox informed us that " Under copyright law, the owner of a photo does not have to cite sources, and public domain photos do not require citation either. So, we can't force...
by Paul Edmondson2 years ago
Hi Hubbers, I mentioned in the past that we've been working with a company that helps identify SEO issues. Many of the issues they identify come in the form of penalties which they believe hurt the entire...
by Kate Swanson8 years ago
I'd love to see a photo credit line in the photo capsule. It would be in addition to the caption and would be a hyperlink. If you used it, you'd get "photo by [photographer's link]:" under the...
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