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Copyright for images

Copyright for images

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When we embed an image can Canvas include a field to add Copyright to an image so the copyright displays right below the image? e.g.

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Many licenses require images to have attribution of the artist as well as the photo image provider (especially if it is for commercial use).

 

At present it is very difficult to align the copyright under an image. If this was built in it would be good practice to acknowledge the artist and supplier.

44 Comments
Community Member

This is a really strong suggestion.It would make attribution much more straightforward. Perhaps there could be an option to autodisplay the relevant information when using the Canvas integrated Creative Commons Flickr images.

Community Member

I agree with this suggestion - if the added automatic Flickr attribution actually hyperlinked back to the picture in Flickr that would be a really responsible 'copyright' acknowledgment. 

Surveyor

I to really like this suggestion.  As educational institutions we have a responsibility to teach information literacy which includes proper citation and credit for using the works of others.  We need to bake this into everything we do, and this would be promoted if the LMS included this feature.

The window that pops up for the attributes for an image in the WYSIWYG interface has space for ALT tags and width and height.  It would make sense to add the citation option here.

Josh

Explorer III

jacqueline.chu2@tafensw.edu.au​, I'm super in support of this idea!

Community Member

I think this is a great idea!  So many users do not give credit, or think about giving credit, to the appropriate author(s).  Thank you for the suggestion!

Community Coach
Community Coach

I really like this idea. I typically put images in a one column-two row table so that I can add attribution below it, but that is tedious.

Community Member

+1 to this idea!

Surveyor

I also really like this idea.  I have 2 tools that I use for image (and other content) attribution, both of which I learned from this community.

One option is to embed a tooltip (like the flikr one, but with my own content, including links).  I learned how to do it from this: Add Tooltips to Images and Text

Since the user has to hover over the content to display the tooltip, another option is to install the CC attribution tool that creates an attribution section on any page (or discussion or assignment or wherever there's added content).  Here's the info on that:  Re: How do I place attributions for resources I got from Commons?

Hopefully these can be helpful workarounds while this feature makes its way through the request process.

Community Member

Great idea. I support this!

Community Member

This will save us a lot of time and work! Thanks for this wonderful idea!