Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved)
Attribution Share-Alike = Copyright licensing term, originally used by the Creative Commons project, to describe works or licences that require copies or adaptations of the work to be released under the same or similar license as the original.
Wikipedia: This is a human-readable summary of the full license below.
You are free:
- to Share—to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and
- to Remix—to adapt the work
for any purpose, even commercially.
Under the following conditions:
- Attribution—You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work.)
- Share Alike—If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.
When to use the attribution-sharealike license? When it can help others. You might have friends who teach and are seeking images they can use in the classroom. You might receive a query from a publication. In most circumstances, why not make the image available freely to all? You are asking for a credit and mention.
Attribution is important in providing credit to creators and motivation for information sharing.