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* [http://mollykleinman.com Molly Kleinman's] excellent, easy to read article  [http://mollykleinman.com/2008/08/15/cc-howto-1-how-to-attribute-a-creative-commons-licensed-work/  CC HowTo #1: How to Attribute a Creative Commons licensed work] - includes illustrative examples.
 
* [http://mollykleinman.com Molly Kleinman's] excellent, easy to read article  [http://mollykleinman.com/2008/08/15/cc-howto-1-how-to-attribute-a-creative-commons-licensed-work/  CC HowTo #1: How to Attribute a Creative Commons licensed work] - includes illustrative examples.
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* [http://www.wikihow.com/Attribute-a-Creative-Commons-Licensed-Work How to Attribute a Creative Commons Licensed Work] article on wikiHow, based on Molly Kleinman's article.

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Best Practices for Marking Content with CC Licensing: Users

When reusing a CC-licensed work, either as pure sharing or as a derivative work, it is your legal obligation to include what license is being used, as well as obeying by the license conditions provided by the licensor (content owner/creator). From our FAQ:

If you are using a work licensed under one of our six core licenses, then unless the licensor has said otherwise the proper way of providing credit when you are making a verbatim use is: (1) to keep intact any copyright notices for the Work; (2) credit the author, licensor and/or other parties (such as a wiki or journal) in the manner they specify; (3) the title of the Work; and (4) the URL for the work if provided.

You also need to provide the URL for the Creative Commons license selected with each copy of the work that you make available.

If you are making a derivative use of a Work licensed under one of our six core licenses, in addition to the above you need a credit identifying the use of the Work in the derivative, ie. “This is a Finnish translation of the [original work] by [author]” or “Screenplay based on [original work] by [author].”

Crediting in Video

Adding the appropriate credit information to you videos could be as simple as a list of the works used at the end with their associated license. Eg:

This video features the following songs-

“Desaprendere (Treatment)” by fourstones, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

“Some Other Song” by fourstones, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

If possible it is desirable to make the title, author, and license a link the viewer can follow.

Crediting in Text

A similar format to the Video example above would be sufficient with the added ability to create links for text available online.

Crediting in Audio

If available online provide a "credit list" of material used and follow the above Text guidelines.

Crediting in Images

If available online provide a "credit list" of material used and follow the above Text guidelines.

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More Technical

We also have a document about marking works that is more technical.

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