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Using Creative Commons for Licensing

When working in PebblePad, you may wish to use external resources such as images to enhance your project (such as a portfolio). When doing so, it's best to attribute the resource used to the original author to avoid copyright infringement. A Creative Commons license allows you to freely use and distribute copyrighted work with appropriate attribution.

An example of a CC-licensed attribution is: “DGJ_5652 - Brier Island Lighthouse” by archer10 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This is an ideal attribution because:

  • It contains the title of the work and is linked to the original source
  • It contains the author of the work and is linked to their profile page
  • It contains the appropriate linked license determined by the original author

It's possible that the work you're attributing may not have a title. In that case, it's best to mention the medium of the work and include a link to the original source. The author may also not have a profile page to link to. However, it's best to link whatever is possible for best practice.

Attributing Public Domain Works

If a work is marked as public domain, it doesn't necessitate attribution. Nevertheless, it's good practice to attribute the work to the original author, if only with a link, as it can help avoid future copyright disputes.

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