Tag Archives: Creative Commons

Browser Add-on Aims to Ease Attribution of Open Content

Library Journal, by David Rapp Feb 10, 2011

Excerpt: “Open Attribute, a free add-on for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers unveiled this week, was created as part of a Mozilla Drumbeat collaborative project which aims to make open content more accessible. Its simple but ingenious strategy is one that academics and librarians can appreciate: it makes open content easier to attribute.

According to Molly Kleinman, the special assistant to the dean of libraries at the University of Michigan Library and an Open Attribute project manager, the add-on works by searching a web page for Creative Commons (CC) licensing information—specifically embedded CC REL metadata—and creates properly formatted attributions from that information, in plain text and HTML code, that users can simply cut and paste. (It can also be used for CC-licensed content on Wikipedia and the photo-sharing site Flickr, which use a different format for CC REL code.)”


Attributor Collaborates with Creative Commons to Launch FairShare

Attributor Corporation, a provider of web-wide content monitoring and monetization platforms, announced a collaboration with Creative Commons to launch FairShare, a free service allowing bloggers and individual content creators to understand how their work is shared across the web. FairShare allows anyone creating text content to submit an RSS feed of their work and choose a Creative Commons license to determine how it can be shared. Users then receive license-specific results via RSS with detailed insights into how and where their work is reused. The FairShare service enters public beta supporting six Creative Common’s licenses.