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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Attribution Required !

As a serious writer for the past few months, I've been dealing with a very common issue.
How do I use content - articles or images off the internet with proper attribution ?
In fact its a given, that its safe to use content under an open license for mixing with your content.

I still remember an instance when I used an image url from philip greenspun's site without proper attribution and resulted in a weird image loading up after several days. This was a program driven content filter that possibly checked for certain details before sending a standard un-called image.

Ever since that incident, I ensure proper attribution for images are included without offending anyone. I typically include a "References or Credits" section at the bottom of the article to attribute the original content properly.

You may not be the best writer or photographer and may want to re-use some available community content under an open license like Creative Commons. But what does it mean when it says attribution-required !

Make sure you understand what attribution-required content sites imply.

Reference :
Attribution Required - StackOverflow
Quoting, Referencing, Citing & Not Copyright Violating
Howto Formally Cite a blog

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