Credits and Copyright

When you use content that someone else made, you should give credit to the creator. This is true whether it’s an image, text or other media.

Some content comes with specific copyright that REQUIRES you to give credit. One example is the Creative Commons Attribution license. This license requires that you attribute the original author in some way.

CodePen on How to Add Credits to Photos

This CodePen shows some examples on how to add credits to images. view on CodePen

Video from Class on Giving Credit

This is a 16 minute video from class where I talk about giving credit using the example site Angelica and I built. View Site here.

Creative Commons Licenses

These are a group of licenses that allow you to license your work in specific ways so other people can use them. There are a few options you can choose:

  • Adaptations (can people change your work): yes or no
  • Share Alike: yes means if people use your work they also have to share the work they make.
  • Commercial: Yes or No. Yes, commercial, means people can use your work to make money. No, non-commercial, means they can not use your work in something that make them money.

They have a License Chooser app that allows you to choose a license and then copy some HTML so you can put that on your site.

Creative Commons License Chooser

Example License

A common license for our work in class is one that has

  1. Attribution: People who use your work must give you attribution
  2. Share-Alike: People who use your work must also share their work

Here is the code:

<a rel="license" href="">
<img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="" />
</a><br />
This work is licensed under a 
<a rel="license" href="">
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>

You can put this in the footer of your site.

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