Molly Kleinman, the “multi-purpose” librarian, has started putting together some easy to digest HowTos on Creative Commons. In HowTo #1 she details some very reasonable examples of proper attribution:
An Ideal Attribution
This video features the song “Play Your Part (Pt.1)” by Girl Talk, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. © 2008, Greg Gillis.
A Realistic Attribution
Photo by mollyali, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.
A Derivative Work Attribution
This is a video adaptation of the novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license. Copyright © 2003 Cory Doctorow.
In HowTo #2, Molly gives some examples to demonstrate our NonCommercial license:
- Using an illustration on a birthday party invitation = Non-commercial
Using an illustration on a charity auction invitation = Commercial
- Using a song as the soundtrack to a collection of home videos for the family reunion = Non-commercial
Using a song as the soundtrack to an advertisement for a Family Reunion Travel deal = Commercial
- Using a photo on a personal website that has no ads = Non-commercial
Using a photo on an ad-supported website = Commercial
Visit Molly’s site for more updates on the HowTos and other news relevant to open content and librarians.