Could this be another harbinger of a post (first time ever using that word) on the dearth of image attribution? Heck yes. But not because of the lack of giving credit where it ought to be, more so because with with context-less shared media the cut off at the knees ...

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Abiding by the letter of open licenses mean you do not have to ask permission. But it sure is nice when someone goes beyond the letter of the license and lets you know of a use of your work. It's an old story around here, and it's so old I cannot ...

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per·mu·ta·tion p?rmyo?o?t?SH(?)n/ noun a way, especially one of several possible variations, in which a set or number of things can be ordered or arranged. Often I am asked if "this is the right way to do attribution" for something openly licensed. Most of the time I am tempted to reply, if ...

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I knew this blog post title was a terrible metaphor. But once the metaphor took a hold in my brain, it would not let go. And then I am in Photoshop, mashing up a collage of assorted images from web sites that do not provide the source of the same ...

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Working on the Creative Commons Certification project I keep falling deeper into the nuances of attribution. Just in the last weeks, I have updated my flickr cc attribution helper to add options use the CC Best Practices (TASL) approach as well to make a cut and paste approach to work for ...

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One more bang on my Always Be Attributing drum. I am going to try to make a case that if you "just follow the rules" for openly licensed images CC0 / public domain images interpreted as "I don't have to attribute", you are more or less advocating for grab and ...

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Attribution is a FBW (Frequently Blogged Word) around here. I've had some back if the brain pondering about how to extend my Flickr CC Attribution Helper to work with images from other CC licensed image collections that have a JavaScript API available (I am thinking of Pixabay, DeviantArt, and ...

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Can you really say thank you or express gratitude too much? I don't think so, but then when you are on the receiving end, why does it feel so startling groovy? Prepare yourself for blog post number 343 on Attributing is a Good Thing. Yesterday, among the jetsam and flotsam of email, ...

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This is a true story of a photo. Maybe not amazing, but it gave me pause, even a stop, to smile. My own tiny little bit of internet self serendipity. Yesterday I sat down at one of these Wordpress screens to compose a post for the Creative Commons Certification site I'm working ...

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