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Questions tagged [attribution]

The aspect of attribution in the context of the license used by Stack Exchange, CC BY-SA 3.0 - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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Do the referencing guidelines apply to images as well as text?

I was having a discussion with a user who included an image in their post without indicating the source. My understanding is that any content that is not the work of the author needs to be attributed,...
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Can I get Correct SE attribution from Data Explorer

I'd like to get titles (only) from various SE sites for my writer's prompts website. I cannot see how to use SE Data Explorer queries to get the required information. From the Attribution page I see ...
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Is it rude to say “stolen from here”?

When I'm answering a question (not a duplicate one), I often copy-paste some contents from another answer and also provide the link to that answer. I think adding the link itself contradicts stealing, ...
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Can I accept a self-answer with content from outside Stack Exchange?

Here is my motivation: How to convert estimated precision to variance?. On the one hand, the provided answer is perfect in my opinion and could be accepted, but on the other hand it is not actually my ...
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Can I claim on my blog that I wrote the SE answer, although the linked email accounts are different?

I want to reproduce the content of my SE answer on my blog elsewhere. I will follow the two rules of attribution and license linking. On my blog, I also want to mention that I wrote the answer, by ...
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How to attribute images in questions and answers?

When a question uses an image without attribution, and the source is not germane to the question or answer except insofar as proper attribution, what is the best way to attribute the image? In an edit ...
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Is a refusal to disassociate deleted posts in compliance with the CC BY-SA license? [closed]

I asked Stack Exchange staff to remove attribution on some of my deleted answers. They suggested I delete my account to remove attribution. I have asked them if they will restore attribution on other ...
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Does the license given to stackexchange forbid the “additional terms”, terminate the license, making it useless? [closed]

The term of service of stackoverflow add "additonal terms" to creative commons license. In this question Are the SE additions to the Creative Commons attribution requirements enforceable? the answer ...
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What are the attribution requirements for using Stack Overflow code provided by users before 2016 for non-money-making purposes?

Back in 2015 I posted a question in Stack Overflow, asking how to accomplish something in JavaScript. A few people replied, and in the end, I used a line or two from two or three replies. And after I ...
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Can I give attribution to authors only once after it was properly given or from a profile link in a page?

I read the attribution instruction here : https://stackoverflow.blog/2009/06/attribution-required/ And they are pretty clear. However I still have a question! - Repetitive Attribution Say, that I ...
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Permission to publish a figure from a Stack Exchange site

The figure I want to publish in my book is on this address which I have found in @thomij's answer on Chemistry Stack Exchange: Difference between shells, subshells and orbitals. But I couldn't find ...
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Proper attribution of Stack Exchange content in a printed publication

All user content on Stack Exchange is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, which means anyone can reproduce the content as long as proper attribution is given and it is also ...
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Editors aren't attributed on answers

The new post attribution works similar to the website with OP attributed first and the most recent editor attributed adjacent to that. This works as expected on questions but answers are missing any ...
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After question is closed expose close votes distinguished by reason in the timeline page

Suggest to expose close votes distinguished by reason in question timeline page after question is closed. Purpose of this feature is to help in discussing cases of closure when knowing vote split ...
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How does Stack Exchange identifies another website outranking them on Google?

According to the stackexchange scraper policy you shouldn't report sites that: They follow all the attribution requirements, and don't outrank us on Google I've been thinking several ways to use ...
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Saw a website scraping contents of SharePoint Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon this website: http://meta.sharepoint.readquestion.com/ And this site has scrapped almost all the contents of SharePoint Meta and it comes on Google Search as well. Is this ...
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Usage and attribution of SE tags in third party apps

Are API users allowed to persist the tags queried over the SE API (/tags) and if so, how should the attribution look like and where should it be placed (imprint, or in the footer of every page that ...
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Is it okay to use DMCA takedown notices to remove my content from SCRAPER sites?

I've (okay, it wasn't entirely me) found yet another SCRAPER site, and have reported it to Stack Exchange through the standard route. This scraper is somewhat exceptional in that it's scraping a ...
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How, and why, did the code in my question end up in Pastebin?

I recently posted a question in Mathematica SE, Can a package append its context to $DistributedContexts?. Out of idle curiosity I then googled for some of the code in the question, and I was very ...
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When SE unilaterally alters an author's name to “user123xxx”, isn't it breaching its licence?

A user recently left English.SE in dissatisfaction with other users' behaviour, and he asked SE to delete both his English.SE account and all of the work he had posted to that subsite. But while SE ...
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Why is there no citation feature? [duplicate]

There are some questions about how content, especially source code, on Stack Overflow is licensed and how it should be attributed (see below). There is even a Stack Overflow blog post about how to ...
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Does StackExchange take any measures against sites violation our license? [duplicate]

I updated an answer of mine with an improved solution: Does PostgreSQL support "accent insensitive" collations? I hit Google to find related answers that might be outdated now, just to ...
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What sort of attribution should Stack Exchange members expect for their work?

I've been thinking about the feedback over code licensing, and it seems like there's a significant gap in thinking between two portions of the user base - one that wants attribution, and one that ...
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Add an indicator for the license to code blocks and a tool to copy code with the proper attribution

I think it is a fair assumption that a large number of people using Stack Overflow and other programming SE sites don't understand or don't even think about the implications of the license when using ...
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Does the MIT license affect anything in academia?

Sorry this is not the most eloquently worded question, and I admit is loaded, but I am hoping some useful meta answer could come from it. I just noticed this hot meta topic The MIT License – Clarity ...
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Can we have a dropdown to choose a code license?

I'm not fully satisfied with Stack Exchange's recent proposal to change the code license to an MIT-like crayon license. What if I want the plain MIT license, where the license text must be replicated? ...
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Is copy-pasting code from Stack Overflow an infringement to CC BY-SA 3.0 or is it considered fair use?

Actually CC BY-SA 3.0 is a license which looks pretty good for most Stack Exchange Network sites, but on Stack Overflow which is used mainly for coding questions, is pretty much rigid since a lot of ...
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Can I attribute the image, if post's author refuses to do so? [duplicate]

Can I edit someone's post and attribute the image or other foreign / cited content, if post's author refuses to do so? An example. People say (in comments), that author should attribute the image, ...
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Precision about the Stack Exchange Data Dump attribution requirements

I have an issue with the attribution requirements for the Stack Exchange Data Dump. For references, data are under CC BY-SA license and the requirements are : Visually indicate that the content is ...
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“Attribution Required” link to a blog post on the bottom of every page is giving a 404 [duplicate]

https://blog.stackexchange.com/2009/06/attribution-required/ gives a 404, and doesn't seem to exist anymore.
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Edits that shadow a suggested edit inconsistently reject but include the suggestion

I have the edit privilege. If I edit a post which has a pending suggested edit, then: My edit starts from the version resulting from the suggested edit. I'm not notified of that, or even of the ...
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Downloading all my questions with the answerer names

I am writing several papers in which I use answers which I received in various StackExchange websites. Naturally I would like to acknowlege and thank the SE members that gave the useful answers. But ...
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Does community wiki still have to be attributed? [duplicate]

If there is a community wiki post, does it come under the same attribution rules? Or is there no need for me to link back to it?
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Are quote answers not answers?

Many people know that link-only answers are not answers, and they are normally deleted, or downvoted or whatever that happens to them. Recently, there's been a bit of buzz surrounding whether quote-...
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What is the correct attribution for remixing content of answers.onstartups.com?

According to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/04/when-a-site-grows-quiet/, data dumps of closed-down sites are available under the same CC BY-SA license as other data dumps. However, since the ...
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Is nullanswer.com legitimate? [duplicate]

I noticed recently that nullanswer.com has copied wholesale many answers from Stack Exchange. Is it legitimate? I do not see any trace of attribution.
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How to correctly attribute a list of howto questions, consisting of links to SE questions?

Do I comply with all the terms & conditions of SE, such as correct attribution, if on a webpage with HowTo questions I add a list with links to some questions on a SE site? Here a 2 samples of ...
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Is proper attribution given when a moderator edits someone's comment?

As far as I know according to CC BY-SA 3.0 if someone edits any question/answer of a user then proper attribution is given that someone edited such and such content at say 12 P.M 1 January 2015. The ...
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Stack Exchange API Licensing Compliance

We are implementing an app that searches Stack Overflow content. When search results are rendered, we will make sure all the sources and authors are attributed with proper links (clickable) to the ...
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Learning Or Getting Ideas From Some Code Under Creative Commons Without Attributing the User?

Let's say I was searching for how to hide the Console Window from a Win32 App and someone on Stack Overflow said something about FreeConsole() function or anything else so I went and checked the MSDN ...
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How should I attribute free images?

When I wrote this answer, I didn't want to confuse people with what type of paper clip I was discussing, so I hit up Google for free pictures. I figured that, to keep site rules, as well as just ...
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Do I need to give attribution if I use Stack Overflow for learning new things?

Suppose I a find solution to my problem on Stack Overflow. Do I need to give attribution to the particular question that helped me? The license at the bottom says "you need to give attribution", but I ...
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Meta Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Exchange link migration Community Wiki post credit issue

With the recent migration of questions to Meta Stack Exchange from Meta Stack Overflow, there's been an automatic rewrite of links across the various Stack Exchange sites. It's good that links have ...
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Is it legal for users to make their SE posts native? [duplicate]

If a site uses content originating from a Stack Exchange site, is the user who owns the content legally permitted to make his post "native" to the non-SE site? Here's what I mean. Some non-Stack ...
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“Attribution Required” misses requirement to reference the license

The license info in the footer of every Stack Exchange page contains a link to the blog post Attribution Required. In this post, Jeff Atwood explains what the attribution is required to contain. ...
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Attribution Required for non-web media

I read the blog post "Attribution Required" by Jeff Atwood. As I understand the post, SE "require[s]" that reusers "Hyperlink directly to the original question", that reusers "Hyperlink each author ...
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Does using rejected suggested edit text without attribution violate the attribution requirement?

I recently posted an answer to which a useful edit was suggested. It added a paragraph to the answer, and got rejected as an attempt to reply. It actually made a good point, and I ended up adjusting ...
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what should we do when a user copy answer and did not mention original? [duplicate]

I know something like this has asked before What to do about Copy Cat answers? But my question is slightly different. What should we do when some user just copied the content from another answer from ...
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A user copy-pasting answers without proper attribution [duplicate]

I came across this user's profile while I was going through the close-votes queue and most if not all answers seem to be copied from other Stack Overflow answers or from external sources. This is a ...
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How to handle several instances of unattributed/plagiarized answers

What is the best way to handle instances where there are many seemingly copy-and-pasted answers from other answers that lack proper attribution? There have been several questions posted dealing with ...