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The right to be acknowledged in one's authorship of a work, covered by the principle of Creditright, often confused with Copyright which is a means to control the distribution of a work.

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"Attribution (BY)

Creative Commons license condition that allows others to copy, distribute, display and perform a copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give credit to the original author.

Attribution restriction

The original author(s) or producer(s) of content licensed under a Creative Commons license, as well as the author(s) or producer(s) of derived works, must be acknowledged and given credit for their contribution." (


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  1. Share Alike
  2. Non-Commercial