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Keyword - attribution

How to give due credit to those you have been inspired by


Usage as a noun

Use of the word 'attributes' makes it clear that these are perceived (rather than intrinsic) qualities that we bring to things in the world.


Usage as a verb

To 'attribute' means to assign or to ascribe to.
(See 'genus')


  • Include any copyright notices (if applicable). If the work itself contains any copyright notices placed there by the copyright holder, those notices must be left intact, or reproduced them in a way that is reasonable to the medium in which the work is being re-published.
  • Cite the author's name, screen name, or user ID, etc. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice to link that name to the person's profile page, if such a page exists.
  • Cite the work's title or name (if applicable), if such a thing exists. If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice to link the name or title directly to the original work.
  • Cite the specific CC license the work is under (optional). If the work is being published on the Internet, it is nice if the license citation links to the license on the CC website.
  • Mention if the work is a derivative work or adaptation, in addition to the above, one needs to identify that their work is a derivative work i.e., “This is a Finnish translation of the original work by author.” or “Screenplay based on original work by author.”

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