Attribution - What should I do?

If you use any of the ffcu images you see on freeforcommercialuse.org, you must create an attribution link pointing back to the original creator in accordance with the Creative Commons License (CC).

We will always try and source images under the 

Attribution International License

or

Attribution-ShareAlike International License

 

To find the attribution details: Scroll down on any ffcu photo page you visit and you'll find a comment with the 'NAME' of the 'PHOTOGRAPHER' and the 'PHOTO URL'

 SEE EXAMPLE 



What does it all mean?

Below is a break-down (A human readable version) of both licenses... but you should always double check image licensing yourself to be sure.

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

 
This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

     
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Notices:

  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

SOURCE:  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

 
This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license.
This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works.

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

     
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Notices:

  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.
 

If you are at all still confused, please refer to the Official Creative Commons Guidelines on dealing with ffcu or free for commercial use works.

Here are two styles of correct attribution (you can copy and paste this code into your website. Replace the link and name with your own attribution details) 

EXAMPLE 1: Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ag2r/5374109158">Angelo González</a> via: <a href="https://www.freeforcommercialuse.org" rel="nofollow">freeforcommercialuse.org</a> 

OR 

EXAMPLE 2: Photo by Angelo González (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ag2r/5374109158/">www.flickr.com/photos/ag2r/5374109158/</a>) via: <a href="https://www.freeforcommercialuse.org" rel="nofollow">freeforcommercialuse.org</a>


Tip: You can see how this looks on this page:  this page 

OR..

You can use this 'html tester' to see how the text would look on your website: w3schools.com (simply delete the text in the left box and replace it with the code above to see the final product)

You can place the links anywhere you like so long as they are displayed on the same page that the photograph is used; Under the photo or at the bottom of the footer is fine.

If you'd like to use the photos in video production, putting a credit at the end of the movie is absolutely fine and understandable.

Put a credit in the description ( information section beneath the video on YouTube); that would be great. It doesn't have to indicate where the photo was used in the movie. 

Once the movie is completed and published online, you can send us the link to the video, including all the links to the images used from our flickr stream and we'll will be more than happy to add a link to your youtube video on the corresponding flickr photo pages.

 

 


This is how they will look: EXAMPLE: Photo by Angelo González (www.flickr.com/photos/ag2r/5374109158/) via: freeforcommercialuse.org >->->->->->->-> OR ->->->->->->-> Photo by: Angelo González via: freeforcommercialuse.org

When using the photos in print or web:

Place the attribution links anywhere you wish so long as they are displayed/visible on the same page that the photograph is used; Under the photo or at the footer is fine. i.e. - Each photograph has its own attribution! Attribution details to many images cannot be printed on one page; this defeats the whole purpose of promoting the photographers. 

*Bunching them up together in a list makes it difficult for the viewer to refer to said photographers should they wish to use their services. 

 

When using the photos in video production:

Putting a credit at the end of the movie is absolutely fine and understandable. *This is the only time when putting the photographers names in a list would make sense.

Put a credit in the description ( information section beneath your YouTube video); that would be great. It doesn't have to indicate where the photo was used in the movie. 

Once your movie, web site, book or magazine is completed and published for the world to see, send us the link to your project (include all the links to the images used from our photo stream) and we'll be more than happy to add a link to your project on the corresponding photos.