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Creating Required Attributions for using Openly-Licensed Works

Reusing works that have a Creative Commons license ALWAYS requires attribution.

Learn how to attribute CC-licensed works by following these best practices.

The most common forms of attribution include the three elements, two of which are hyperlinked:

(c) Author Name "Name of work [hyperlinked to where you found the work]" License [hyperlinked to license]

For example:

Red umbrella against blue sky

(c) Quinn Dombrowski "Red and blue" CC BY-SA 2.0

License terms on some sites (this one is from may appear as Creative Commons icons or appear when a hyperlink is moused over.

Screenshot showing "Some rights reserved" hyperlinked to a Creative Commons license from underneath a photo on