How can I do right by this photographer?
September 3, 2007 2:10 PM Subscribe
I would like to use a Creative Commons-licensed photo in the top-of-the-page banner of a web site I am developing. The photo has this license.
What is the best way to fairly attribute the photo and respect the photographer's wishes?
posted by croutonsupafreak to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is a mention/explanation in the about page adequate? So "This site is run by Crouton Supafreak, and was established for the following purposes (2-3 paragraphs). The photo at the top of this site was taken by NAME, and is licensed under Creative Commons. More information about this license is HERE."
Alternately, would it be ok to have an "about this photo" link, in very, very, very small text, directly under/next to the photo, which would go to a page with attribution and a link to the license?
When people actually click on the photo, I'd like to link directly to my main site, not to the creative commons stuff.
This is a non-commercial project at the moment, but I may try to make money off it down the line.