Attribution is a core condition in all six Creative Commons licences. A question which we are commonly asked is “How can I properly attribute a CC-licensed work when I use it?”
We explain the Attribution requirement in our factsheet (available here) and in our seminar presentations.
Increasingly, attribution of CC-licensed works is becoming easier through the availability of tools that automatically generate attribution information.
One such example is ImageCodr, which generates the attribution information for CC-licensed images on Flickr, based on the information provided on the relevant Flickr page. All that is needed is to copy the URL of the Flickr image, paste it into ImageCodr and click “submit query”.
ImageCodr then generates the Flickr image with the relevant information attached. Copying the HTML code generated by ImageCodr into a website will provide a succinct Attribution statement: the CC licence icon and the Flickr username appear below the image.
Users of ImageCodr are also provided with a brief outline of the CC licence conditions applicable to the image.