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Giving credit: always credit your source

A few weeks ago I came across Pia, Erin and Yvette‘s Giving Credit poster. I can’t tell you how excited I was because that’s something that is on our minds constantly – except that we sometimes call it “attribution”.  I believe attribution is the web currency. Content creators want attribution and in an ideal world it should be straight forward for content users to give credit where it is due – every time. But that’s hardly the reality we have today. So this Give Credit poster is an awesome resource. Study it and give credit! Love that TinEye is part of the solution!




Right on! This is really great. I wholeheartedly agree that we must “give credit” where it is due. That’s what my quotes site is all about. Thanks for this inspiring post. :-)

Randy W. Sandberg April 07, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I’m sure this would be easy to DO, but probably your lawyers have suggested it would leave YOU open to action:

How’s about your supporters, the image copyright houses, MARKING (at least on Tineye) that the photo is copyrighted? How on earth am I supposed to find out if an image IS copyrighted. Last one I tried had 337 matches.

Or wouldn’t it be peachy-keen if the first image up told us the cc license or the copyright holder? I;’ve run afoul, and I don’t WANT to.

Kathy April 08, 2011 at 5:00 pm

You forgot the step where, after you contact the photographer, he or she tells you that will be $250.

Virginia April 24, 2011 at 2:17 am

@Kathy: hmmm I guess you are not very familiar with what we are all about because our lawyers don’t run TinEye! We already identify images that belong to the stockphotography firms whose content is in TinEye: here is a good example http://www.tineye.com/search/c4889cec402cf712224340fef25a51e44819f0ac/ with 47 search results you can clearly see that this is an image which is copyrighted and can be licensed from a number of stock photography agency. Way ahead of you here! Thanks for reaching out to TinEye and for being a fan.

Leila Boujnane April 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm