To quote from the LINKwithlove blog...
- ACCEPTING that it is your responsibility to know better, do better and leave a legacy of internet kindness. Share the knowledge of proper use of intellectual property online.
- RESPECTING the intellectual property of your own AND OTHERS. Lead by example when posting or sharing. Retain links. Post credits.
- PROTECTING the rights of yourself and others by being watchful as you surf the internet. Draw attention to uncredited or unlinked work. A watchful eye is good defense against theft.
When we know better - WE DO BETTER. - Maya Angelou...
Personally, I know that I can put my hand up and say for sure that my crediting of other's images and text, etc is not up to scratch - mostly due to a lack of knowledge. We are often oblivious to our own wrong-doing in taking credit for other's work online. So take a step back when you next blog/post/upload, and go over LINKwithlove's principles (their website has great resources - I especially love the flow chart I included I above - credited quite nicely, I must admit haha!). Take a little more care to ensure you give credit where credit is due.
So go ahead...LINKwithlove<3