[cc-community] Attributing when there is no name
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Oct 19 20:01:33 EDT 2007
On Friday 19 October 2007 17:06:54 Evan Prodromou wrote:
> 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
If there is no title? Untitled Photograph?
> > 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?
And I can't think of a better option, but I can see this being abused down the
road for the Free Licenses...
People who don't like business but still want to use BY and BY-SA choosing
wildly inappropriate pseudonyms or titles for their works.
Then the "Denomination X is the one true way to the One True God" type
pseudonym to keep the works from those with differing beliefs.
Then the "Members of political party X are morons" pseudonym and so on...
all the best,
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