[cc-community] Question about specific attribution requirement for cc-by-sa V3
neozoon at gmx.net
Wed May 4 19:12:53 EDT 2011
I asked the question question below to info at creativecommons.org and received a nice and good answer but was asked to put the question on this list for a better view on the issue.
So I ask the experts on this list to take a look on the issue and look forward for your feedback.
I am an author on Wikipedia and support Wikimedia projects as
Administrator on Wikimedia commons as user Neozoon.
Additionally I am member of the Wikipedia Support Team.
(see my userpage http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Neozoon)
There is a question about correct usage of the cc-by-sa V 3.0 (DE) Version.
A highly valued contributor offers his pictures under cc-by-sa V 3.0
(DE) with an additional request. The re-user must attribute the name of
the author DIRECTLY UNDER the photo. On a seperate webpage or on an
picture index in a book is explicitly not OK for the author. So the
requirement is not a whish.
" Using or re-using the photo or distributing it, you must attribute the
photo by adding my name (Photo: Wolfgang Pehlemann) directly under the
photo with ref. to this licence terms CC-BY-SA and add. respecting
rights and restrictions of third parties, further you must mention this
licence terms. You must make your version available especially under
this conditions as explained."
For usage within Wikipedia the author says that he will not enforce this
(since the attribution is done on a subpage).
The question is:
Does this addition requirement impact the license terms of CC-BY-SA V3,
since for example the pictures can not be used for postcards, where
attribution on the back of the card is normal and would be Ok according
to rule 4c of the license.
You can read about the discussion within Wikimedia commons on the links
(Picture has been deleted and there is now the deletion Review process
Please send us your assessment of this usage of the cc-by-sa V3 license.
(please excuse for my bad spelling since I am from Germany)
You can see an example picture with the attached license here:
Deutsch: Lizenz cc-by-sa V. 3.0 unter Nennung meines Namens
(Foto: Wolfgang Pehlemann) direkt unter Bild mit Hinweis auf diese
Lizenzierung und Beachtung evtl. Rechte Dritter bei weiterer Verwendung
oder Abbildung (insbesondere bei kommerzieller) sowie Sicherstellung der
Weitergabe nur unter diesen Bedingungen.
English: Using or re-using the photo or distributing it, you
must attribute the photo by adding my name (Photo: Wolfgang Pehlemann)
directly under the photo with ref. to this licence terms CC-BY-SA and
add. respecting rights and restrictions of third parties, further you
must mention this licence terms. You must make your version available
especially under this conditions as explained.
More information about the cc-community