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Copyright Information: Creative Commons Attribution

How to properly attribute Creative Commons material

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How to properly attribute Creative Commons material

ALL Creative Commons licenses require attribution! When providing attribution to a CC-licensed work, you should include the following:

  • the author's name, screen, name, or user ID, etc.  If the work is being published on the Internet, it is best practice to link that name to theperson's profile page, if such a page exists.
  • the work's title or name (if applicable/if it exists). If the work is being published on the Internet, it is best practice to link the name or title directly to the original work.
  • the specific type of license the work is available under.  Linking to the license will allow others to find the license terms.
  • The URL where the work is hosted.
  • Mention if the work is a derivative work or adaptation, in addition to the above, one needs to identify that their work is a derivative work.  Example: "This is a Spanish translation of [original work] by [original author]."

For more information on citing CC-licensed material, check out this site (which has some great examples) or the MRU Image Citation Guide. If you still have questions, contact the MRU Copyright Advisor at MRUcopyright@mtroyal.ca.

You might also find the following resources helpful in answer your CC-related questions:

 

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