Does anyone know how to correctly attribute flickr creative commons?

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  1. salt profile image60
    saltposted 12 years ago

    please if anyone can tell me if there is a correct way to attribute for creative commons.. and if this applies just to flickr or other sources.

    1. livewithrichard profile image80
      livewithrichardposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I found this to be helpful:

         1. keep intact any copyright notices for the Work
         2. credit the author, licensor and/or other parties 
         3. include the title of the Work
         4. the URL for the work if applicable
         5. If you are making a derivative word or adaptation, in addition to the above, you need to identify that your work is a derivative work i.e., “This is a Finnish translation of the [original work] by [author].” or “Screenplay based on [original work] by [author].”

      My addition/suggestion

          * Let the author know. Leave a comment on the image, send them an email, a Flickrmail whatever.  Flickr doesn’t provide trackbacks, if you don’t tell them you used it they may never know.  People like to know when others are using their works or citing them.  Plus, it’s just nice.

  2. salt profile image60
    saltposted 12 years ago

    please someone answer me I would be very grateful for your assistance.

  3. Alessia Amnesia profile image60
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 12 years ago

    What do you mean by creative commons? I use flickr quite regularly, but don't understand what you mean.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You can't use just any Flickr photo.  Some are "all rights reserved", meaning they're copyright and you mustn't use them.

      To find photos you can use legally, use the Advanced Search and tick "Creative Commons" and "for commercial use".

      Then you MUST acknowledge the photographer.  It's not compulsory to include a hyperlink to their photostream on Flickr, but I think that's the least you can do. You can't make a caption a hyperlink, so I thank the photographers at the end of my Hub and include links to their photostreams.

      Salt, you can't use HTML on HubPages so you have to copy the URL of the photographer's photostream and create a link using the chain icon.

  4. profile image0
    Brenda Durhamposted 12 years ago

    salt, I'm no help, sorry..
    I also signed up to do the creative commons license thingy....
    must've done it wrong, 'cause I was never able to get it on my hubs...

    creative commons is a form of copyright that lets you decide if and what part and how someone else can use the content of what you wrote, with your permission.

  5. salt profile image60
    saltposted 12 years ago

    thanks richard. I thought there was a way of backlinking to the flickr page.. but your way sounds good and should cover everything ...thanks

  6. salt profile image60
    saltposted 12 years ago

    still need to work on this one... flickr has a share button with html, but I am unsure where or how to use.

  7. salt profile image60
    saltposted 12 years ago

    thankyou.. it seems thats what I thought, but it is lovely to have it spelt out for me. I have been using the creative commons advanced search - as you taught me!!!!(again thanks.) I just wasnt sure how to attribute it properly. I will improve the way I do it.

    I need a cut and paste page so I can transfer work and URLs more easily... I got confused by the share it button on flickr and didnt know if there was something there I used similar.


    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Gee thanks Salt (blush).  That's made my day - I just got told I had a sorry behind on another thread, so I needed a little boost!


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