With more than 227 million images available for legal use on its site, Creative Commons is a phenomenal resource for bloggers, educators, web designers, and many others working in digital images. However, according to the researchers at Foter Blog, more than 90 percent of Creative Commons photos are not attributed at all. Of those that are attributed, less than 10 percent are attributed properly. This surprisingly clear infographic provides concise directions for how, exactly, to attribute Creative Commons content. First, the infographic explains what a Creative Commons license is and what it allows users to do. Then it explains the different conditions (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works, and Share Alike) and what they mean. Finally, the graphic offers some statistics on the most popular licenses and categories before reviewing how users should attribute photos, using a simple four-step process that includes citing the author, the title of the work, the license type, and the copyright notices. For readers who would like to understand how to properly attribute Creative Commons content, this infographic is a must see.
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