On 10/24/07, Rama Rama <ramaneko(a)gmail.com> wrote:
An author has contacted me to use some of my
photographs in a book (a
big, serious, scholarly, several-volume thing). He contacted me, and
several other users, after seeing images on Commons. Consequences:
1) Commons does get some visibility, and provides images to serious
work. Cheer up, people !
Yes! I have been contacted about two images as well.
2) The author is enquiring how I wish to be credited.
What do you
people think would be a concise yet effective way to mention Wikimedia
Commons in such cases ?
An additional, but related issue: While the ones asking for permission
were aware of free licenses, their publisher insisted on a written
permission (even if it's just an email, which is ridiculous).
Maybe we should set up a page ([[Commons:Permission and credits]]?) that
1. Gives "blanket permission" for free licenses (like "By uploading
files under a free license, the author gives permission for everyone
to use them under certain conditions:"; IANAL)
2. Gives an example of an image credit