Design for Media Environments: Contributing to the Community of Wikimedia Commons

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Using the Wikimedia website is a great way to make your work public and freely-licensed. Media content that you upload can comprise of images, sound and video clips, it’s entirely up to you. And the very people that like to contribute to this free, shared internet culture are volunteers, just like me and you.

Screen Shot Upload to Wiki

It’s as easy as that as you can see from the image above. Now my image is free to:

  • Share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • Remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions:
  • Attribution – my work must be attributed in the manner specified by the author (in this case me) 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 or similar license to this one.

Screen Shot Licensing Leaf


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