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Attribution Helper Browser Extension

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Tags: gsoc, web, browser
Challenge Type: Developer
Is Complete: No

This has been started and to a large extent completed by the OpenAttribute project. We're always looking for improvements to the supporting tools for CC licenses, and will consider contributions to OpenAttribute as part of GSoC

Using a work with proper attribution is a challenging prospect. Even when creators include their preferred attribution name and URL, people re-using the work don't always know how to properly incorporate that information.

We'd like to see a browser extension (for Chrome, Firefox, or both) that makes this easy. A successful implementation will:

  • Signal the user when CC license metadata is present
  • Show the user licensed objects in the page (if present)
  • Generate copy-and-paste attribution information in plain text and HTML formats
    • For HTML, this should mirror the HTML generated by the license deeds