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Finding and Crediting Copyright-Friendly Images for Presentations and Publications


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Information on why you should care about using copyright-friendly images in presentations and publications, where you can find them, and how to properly cite or credit them.

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Finding and Crediting Copyright-Friendly Images for Presentations and Publications

  1. 1. 2500 Creative Commons Licenses ( ) / QThomas Bower ( ) / CC BY-SA 2.0 ( ) Finding and Crediting Copyright-Friendly Media for Presentations, Publications, and Posts Amanda Pape – 7 November 2014 This presentation may be used (subject to limits of individual images and slides) under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license. Please attribute to Amanda Pape 1
  2. 2. Every day we Use Movies Pictures Music Text from the internet Image: Are you ready??? by ssh available at used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence /( )
  3. 3. Not a lawyer Not a lawyer ( but a CFO) Lawyer!
  4. 4. Why should I care?
  5. 5. Mighty Kids Meal ( ) / Mark Payne ( ) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ( )
  6. 6. Man of Steel ( ) / B. Baltimore Brown ( ) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ( )
  7. 7. thou shalt not... ( ) / Scott ( ) / CC BY-NC 2.0 ( )
  8. 8. “© All Rights Reserved” But what about everything in between “Public Domain”
  9. 9. What is Creative Commons? Carpeted Commons ( ) / Brett Taylor ( ) / CC BY 2.0 ( )
  10. 10. Creative Commons provides resources that you can legally copy, modify (sometimes), and reuse. my CC stickers have arrived!!! by laihiu available at under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license
  11. 11. Components of Creative Commons Licenses Source: licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia Licence.
  12. 12. YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO YES with same license YES under any NC license YES with same license Note that ALL 6 licenses require attribution – more on that in a bit.
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  15. 15. Google Image Search
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  17. 17. Good for places – but NOTE: not all images here have Creative Commons licenses!
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  19. 19. Using flickrCC: 1. Enter your search term  Use single words to begin with  Narrow the search by adding more terms  Leave 'For editing' checked to allow cropping, etc.  Select 'Commercial' if you're going to sell the image or use it for advertising copy (even for non-profits!)
  20. 20. Using flickrCC: 2. Click on a thumbnail  Choose a thumbnail and click on it.  This will load the attribution in the next panel...  If you don’t like any of the thumbnails, load 30 new images using the 'next 30' link at the bottom of the page.
  21. 21. Using flickrCC: 3. Select your image size  You can click on the image title to see the original on Flickr  The links below the image load different sizes into the browser.  Note that the photographer may not allow original or large images to be used.
  22. 22. Using flickrCC: 4. Edit the image (optional) If you left 'For editing' selected when you started the search you can now click on the 'Edit' link to open Aviary, an online image editor...
  23. 23. Using flickrCC: 5. Save your image  Right click on the image  Select 'Save Image As' from the pop up menu (actual words may vary depending on the browser used)  Name the file  Remember where you saved it!
  24. 24. Using flickrCC: 6. Copy the attribution text  Select the attribution text (left click and drag over the text).  Right click the selection and choose 'Copy' from the pop up menu.  NOTE: This attribution is incomplete – it is missing the author and the CC license – but it is better than no attribution at all.
  25. 25. Using flickrCC: 7. Add the image to your document and add the attribution text Image: 'Erath County: No. 1 Dairy County In Texas' Found on
  26. 26. Image Attribution : by Andrew* - - CC BY SA 2.0
  27. 27. All CC licenses require attribution • Credit the author, licensor and/or other parties (such as a wiki or journal) in the manner they specify (if they do so). • Sometimes you can find their preferred attribution with the image, or on a profile page. • If no specific attribution is given, then…
  28. 28. According to Creative Commons you need to: 1) keep intact any copyright notices for the work 2) Cite the work's title or name, if such a thing exists. Link the name or title directly to the original work, or provide the URL to the source. 3) Cite the author's name, screen name, user identification, etc. It is nice to link or provide URL to the person's profile page, if such a page exists.
  29. 29. According to Creative Commons you need to: 4) Cite the specific CC license the work is under, and link to or provide the URL for the specific CC license. 5) If you are making a derivative work, you also need to identify that your work is an adaptation. For example, “This is an adaptation of [title of original work] by [original author] from [source URL], [CC license and link/URL]”
  30. 30. Credit thetitle, the artist, thesource, the CC license, and provide the URL or links to each of these (TASL) Pro Nikon Photographer at Morro Rock 04 Dec 2007 / Mike Baird / CC BY 2.0 Pro Nikon Photographer at Morro Rock 04 Dec 2007 ( / Mike Baird ( / CC BY 2.0 ( )
  31. 31. Some images come with “no known copyright restrictions.” Add the URL and follow the instructions of the image library. Interior, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Houston, Texas, postmarked June 5, 1911 Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries [Public domain] via University of Houston Digital Library
  32. 32. Wikimedia Commons Attribution Tool
  33. 33. When you click Download, a window pops up that looks like this: The attribution provided is not quite complete (missing the title and link to author), but it’s a start. Check the HTML box if embedding in a website.
  34. 34. When you click Use this file on the web, you can get code that you can actually embed on many websites. You can also adjust the width of the image with the drop-down box.
  35. 35. Using
  36. 36. Using Once you’ve installed it in Chrome, an icon that looks like this should appear on pages with Creative Commons licensed material (works with Flickr & Wikipedia pages):
  37. 37. Using When the Icon appears on a page, click on it, then click ”More Information” You can choose either the Basic Attribution or the RDFa format. I take the Basic format and tweak it for my needs.
  38. 38. Using OpenAttribute - example
  39. 39. Credits • Slides 2, 19, 20: modified from “Creative Commons in the Classroom,” by Jessica Coates of Creative Commons Australia, found at / CC BY-NC 2.5 ( ) • Slides 3-10, 23: from “Creative Commons - What, How, Why,” by Ivan Chew , found at / CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 ( ) • Slides 11, 13-16: modified from “Creative Commons in our Schools,” by Mark Woolley, found at / CC BY-NC 2.5 ( ) • Slide 18: modified from “Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know,” by Rodd Lucier , found at / CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 ( ) • Slide 22: modified from “The OER 101 Workshop at USM II,” by Zaid Alsagoff , found at / CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 ( ) • Slides 29-36: modified from “Using to find free, Creative Commons licensed images,” by Peter Shanks, found at images / CC BY 2.5 ( ) • Slides 37, 41, 42: modified from “Creative Commons Attribution” by elisabeth abarbanel, found at / CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 ( ) • Slide 46: modified from work found at / / Open Attribute ( ) / CC BY 3.0 ( )
  40. 40. Bibliography About Creative Commons • • • Search tools - articles with good info • html • • • images Even more info • ommons_license.html • Comic by Creative Commons about using creative works: • Series of tutorials (see playlist) on using Creative Commons: •
  41. 41. Bibliography, Continued Attribution articles • work/ • • - GREAT! • • ed_work.3F • How to correctly attribute Creative Commons images found on Flickr: Resources needing more research • • • (use advanced search) • • • • •
  42. 42. 53 Contact Information: Amanda Pape Coordinator for Archives and Special Services Dick Smith Library Tarleton State University Box T-0450 Stephenville, TX 76402 254-968-9251 Office: Lower Level, Room B05B I'm in Facebook! Twitter: @AmandaPapeMSLS Above: QR Code for my wiki home page: or