Attributing Public Domain Images?
I understand Public Domain Images don't legally require an attribution but what is Hubpages preference.Is stating 'Public Domain' as a souurce with a link to the relevant source page sufficient/appropriate?
my understanding is that even if the photo is on Public Domain, if available you should have the following info on the attribution:
- Name of Source box: image authorʼs name, type of license, and
source site, e.g., Loganandgarth, CC BY, via Wikimedia Commons
- Source URL: copy and paste in the URL of the image
If you want to read more about it, this is the link to the HP guide on photo attribution:
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