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Licensing Examples


Actual examples of Licensing and attribution for web pages, embedded works and derivatives thereof in practice on the web with URLs to the originals.

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Real World Examples

All of these examples include licensing, so they are categorized based on what is licensed and required and complementary information provided (e.g., attribution and related commerce).

Web pages

  • Creative Commons
    • See bottom of page -- "Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License" with rel="license"'d link to license.
  • Technorati
    • See "CC License" link to license on every page, unclear what is being licensed
  • WikiNews
    • See "...available under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License..." with license link
  • Millions of such pages


Photos (reuse)


    • Click on "details" tab, link to license
    • Thousands(?) of these
    • See "cc license" link to license
    • Thousands(?) of these
  • Geek Entertainment TV
    • Generic "all content on this site is licensed..." license button/link at bottom of right sidebar, meant to apply to videos too
  • Internet Archive
    • See license button/link
    • Thousands of these


Audio (reuse)

  • ccMixter
    • See "uses samples from" attributing source works

Attribution to creator