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Dance Program - Copyright: Music: Creative Commons

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Creative Commons "Wanna Work Together?"

Creative Commons

Creative Commons


While there are different levels of sharing when using something licensed by Creative Commons all licensed material has one thing in common...attribution!   All Creative Commons licenses require attribution to the creator, you have to acknowledge and give them credit for their work.  

How do you attribute the work you are using? A good rule of thumb is to use the acronym TASL, which stands for Title, Author, Source, License.

  1. Title - What is the name of the material? If a title was provided for the material, include it. Sometimes a title is not provided; in that case, don't worry about it.
  2. Author - Who owns the material? Name the author or authors of the material in question. Sometimes, the licensor may want you to give credit to some other entity, like a company or pseudonym. In rare cases, the licensor may not want to be attributed at all. In all of these cases, just do what they request.
  3. Source - Where can I find it? Since you somehow accessed the material, you know where to find it. Provide the source of the material so others can, too. Since we live in the age of the Internet, this is usually a URL or hyperlink where the material resides.
  4. License - How can I use it? You are obviously using the material for free thanks to the CC license, so make note of it. Don't just say the material is Creative Commons, because that says nothing about how the material can actually be used. Remember that there are six different CC licenses; which one is the material under? Name and provide a link to it, eg. for CC BY.
    → If the licensor included a license notice with more information, include that as well.

Some material in the Attribution section taken from Best practices for attribution by CC Wiki  licensed to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.