Creative Commons Licenses

I’m very grateful for the wonderful photographers out there that participate in Creative Commons licensing. Since the licenses require that I provide a link back to Creative Commons for the specific photos license this page provides both the official description of the license and a link to the page where the specific license can be viewed. Most of the photos on my site are mine. Where I have used a photo I have provided the link to the photographer’s photo and attribution to the photographer using a text box when you hover over the photo. If I have improperly attributed a photo please contact me and let me know what needs to be fixed.

The Creative Commons Licenses Used On My Site

Here are the official descriptions of each licenses from the Creative Commons site: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Attribution
CC BY

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Attribution-ShareAlike
CC BY-SA

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

Attribution-NoDerivs
CC BY-ND

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution-NonCommercial
CC BY-NC

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
CC BY-NC-SA

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
CC BY-NC-ND

This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

 

Title, Author, Source, License

Also from Creative Commons is the following guideline for Attribution using TASL:

Title – What is the name of the material?

If a title was provided for the material, include it. Sometimes a title is not provided; in that case, don’t worry about it.

Author – Who owns the material?

Name the author or authors of the material in question. Sometimes, the licensor may want you to give credit to some other entity, like a company or pseudonym. In rare cases, the licensor may not want to be attributed at all. In all of these cases, just do what they request.

Source – Where can I find it?

Since you somehow accessed the material, you know where to find it. Provide the source of the material so others can, too. Since we live in the age of the Internet, this is usually a URL or hyperlink where the material resides.

License – How can I use it?

This is described in the licenses above.

http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Best_practices_for_attribution