Answered By: Paige Mann
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2018     Views: 26

When you find material with a Creative Commons license that you'd like to use in your own work, be sure you properly credit the source. Think about the questions this might raise such as:

  • Who created the work?
  • What is it work called?
  • Where did you get it from?
  • Why does it look different from the original?
  • How do you know you have the right to use it the way you did in your own work?

 

  Example 1

"Pallas cat looking angry" by Tambako The Jaguar

"Pallas cat looking angry" by Tambako The Jaguar, licensed under significantly modifying the work, I didn't include language about how I modified it from the original. 

 

Example 2

orange and black adult cat snuggled into a ball on a bed

Higher saturation of color in "Penny snuggles" by Michaelrstern under a CC BY 3.0 license.

 

This is a good attribution because I answered the questions above, and provided links where I could to help people find the image, the creator's profile, and information on the license used. I also specified the way that I slightly modified the material.

 

Example 3

black and white image of a cat napping in a tight ball.

"Almost looks like a pencil drawing of Penny" by Paige Mann, CC BY 4.0 is a derivative of "Penny snuggles" by Michaelrstern under a CC BY 3.0 license.

 

This is a good attribution because I answered the questions above, and provided links where I could to help people find the image, the creator's profile, and information on the license used. Since I had permission to make significant changes to the material, I noted that I derived a new work from an original work and assigned a license to the work I created.

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