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All of the 6 main Creative Commons licenses have Attribution as one of the requirements. As explained by the license deeds, to fulfill the requirements of Attribution you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Attribution is often expressed as BY when abbreviating license names.

How to give attribution:

  • For basic examples, see Marking/Users (Best Practices for Marking Content with CC Licensing: Users).
  • For examples involving HTML/RDFa metadata, see ccREL.