Many of you know how a group called “Nuclear Resisters” ripped off a photo of mine and when I called them on it, they offered up a free subscription to their newsletter as compensation. Maybe they should’ve read this. Ain’t it amazing how they thing laws and rules apply to everyone but them?
Miss Manners will be the first to tell you that when someone gives you a gift, the proper response is a warm, enthusiastic, “thank you!” in writing. Did you know that when you accept the “gift” of a Creative Commons-licensed work such as a photo or illustration for use in your web projects, Miss Manners would endorse that same, warm, enthusiastic “thank you!” in the form of proper sourcing and attribution? Being a good citizen on the web means demonstrating proper behavior, at all events. Today, we’re going to share the wonder that is Creative Commons and your responsibilities for sourcing and attributing any material you may download there.
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