Attribution: Laws and Norms within Open Communities and Communicating to the Public
This session will review recent discussions about attribution that have taken place in the Creative Commons community, the Wikipedia community, and with the public about the requirement under all CC licenses that content must be attributed. We will start with a review of what the attribution requirement does and does not mean, and will also cover a series of different use cases where images or other content are found through wikipedia or wikimedia commons and proper attribution must be given.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This is related to the partnerships theme because it examines the relationships between users and contributors of differe
nt open communities to the attribution requirement for CC licensed content, and how those rules and norms are understood by the public. Shared understanding of values/norms like attribution is part of successful partnerships between organizations.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
This session has two planned outcomes:
1) community education about the attribution requirement
2) community discussion about how to communicate/educate users about the attribution requirement
Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Merkley, Creative Commons
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Panel with audience Question & Answer session
This will be a panel, but with a extended discussion for the second half of the session that functions more like a roundtable than a traditional Q&A
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: projector for slides if possible
- Audience: 25 ppl, can be any skill level
- Recording: appropriate for recording.