Creative Commons License

All current CC licences require that you attribute the original author(s). If the copyright holder has not specified any particular way to attribute them, this does not mean that you do not have to give attribution. It simply means that you will have to give attribution to the best of your ability with the information you do have. Generally speaking, this implies four things:

1. If the work itself contains any copyright notices placed there by the copyright holder, you must leave those notices intact, or reproduce them in a way that is reasonable to the medium in which you are re-publishing the work.


2. Cite the author's name, screen name, user identification, etc. If you are publishing on the internet, it is nice to link that name to the person's profile page, if such a page exists.


3. Cite the work's title or name, if such a thing exists. If you are publishing on the internet, it is a nice gesture to link the name or title directly to the original work.


4. Cite the specific CC licence the work is under. If you are publishing on the internet, it is nice if the licence citation links to the licence on the CC website. If you are making derivative word or adaptation, in addition to the above, you need to identify that your work is derivative work ie, "This is a Finnish translation of the [original work] by [author]" or "Screenplay based on [original work] by [author]".


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