[cc-community] Attributing when there is no name
evan at prodromou.name
Fri Oct 19 17:06:54 EDT 2007
On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 11:05 -0400, Complex wrote:
> I am using an image licensed as CC-by-SA, distributed through
> Wikipedia Commons. Because the only name associated with the work is
> the username (e.g. fred01), I had to write the attribution as "image
> copyright 'fred01' licensed as CC-by-SA" which certainly doesn't look
> very reputable.
That's not enough attribution, but not for the reason you mention. You
need to also list the title of the work, and the full URL of the
> Also, this raises some other questions: what should I do if there
> isn't even a username?
"You must [...] provide [...] the name of the Original Author (or
pseudonym, if applicable) if supplied". If it's not supplied, don't give
it, or use "anonymous". Using a pseudonym (if the name isn't available)
is fine. It's not clear which to use if both are available, but my guess
is that the "real name" would be preferred.
> or if the name is something inappropriate to
> use on my organization's Web pages (e.g. "doo-doo_head") ? Is there
> another option besides not using the image?
Evan Prodromou <evan at prodromou.name>
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