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Attribution Recursion

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 on. Like my […]

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Occam’s Reuse License

For a while I was saving screen shots of some of the convoluted license statements I come across in Wikimedia Commons. There were ones where images were public domain in one country, but of course here in the US Congress every few years extends copyright like another 50 years. One of the most “crappy” set […]


On Crappy License Conditions

Recently I was looking for poop. Well, a photo of it. For a blog post. Using Google Image search restricted to media licensed to share, I found a worthy image on Wikimedia Commons. I was about to use it, and then I read the details of the license: This file (photograph, motion picture, graphic or […]