[cc-community] CC needs a default form of attribution?
nathan at creativecommons.org
Mon Apr 28 12:52:11 EDT 2008
On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Jon Phillips <jon at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-04-27 at 12:24 +0100, Rob Myers wrote:
> > Chris Watkins wrote:
> > > I can't figure out how attribution works in CC licenses - it looks to me
> > > like there's a problem in the licenses' wording.
> > >
> > > From iterating toward openness - Why Not CC By?
> > > <http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/366>: 'The Attribution
> > > requirement of all CC licenses, including CC By, states "You must
> > > attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor."
> > > Now, I ask you - have you ever seen a page with a CC license that
> > > specifies how the work should be attributed?'
> > In the absence of specified attribution, fall back to BY section 4.b:
> > "[...]provide, reasonable to the medium or means You are utilizing: (i)
> > the name of the Original Author (or pseudonym, if applicable) if
> > supplied [...] in a manner at least as prominent as the credits for the
> > other contributing authors"
> > > * The CC licenses should specify a default form of attribution. Optional
> > > plugins to specify a different form (as suggested in the blog post
> > > above) would be nice, but less urgent.
> > They do, but in the legal code not in the title deed.
> > I agree that some clear examples would be good to point to.
> Check out our marking project:
Note that you [the creator] can already embed machine-readable
attribution metadata by clicking the "Click to include more
information about your work." link at
http://creativecommons.org/license. We're going to be rolling some
new features out this week related to this, including improved help
text on what those additional fields mean and a demonstration of how
the metadata can be used.
> I'm working on hooking that into more of the site as part of ongoing
> information architecture updates :) If you guys have ideas abou this,
> please do suggest :)
> > - Rob.
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