Question about attribution

Glenn Otis Brown glenn at
Thu Nov 18 15:29:51 EST 2004

"to the extent reasonably practicable, the Uniform Resource Identifier, 
if any, that Licensor specifies to be associated with the Work, unless 
such URI does not refer to the copyright notice or licensing 
information for the Work;"

to require a link back, you simply have to specify the link. so some 
language like "provide linkback to" near your 
some rights reserved button would probably do it.



On Nov 18, 2004, at 12:22 PM, Carrie McLaren wrote:

> On this page it says that, with the 2.0 licenses, a licensor may 
> require a link back where possible:
> ...yet I don't see that option when I try to set up a license. Am I 
> reading things correctly or doing something wrong?
> [ Personally, I'd like to be able to define attribution even more 
> strictly, requiring that the link and attribution appear at the top of 
> article. (Because on several occasions, people have copied text from 
> my site, broken it down into multiple pages and then placed the 
> attribution at the very end of the article, giving the impression -- 
> for the majority of people who never make it to the end -- that the 
> article was by the other website/blogger.) ]
> thanks in advance,
> carrie
> -- 
> Carrie McLaren
> Editor, Stay F---!
> tel: 718 398 9324
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