Here are the five major types of attribution online:
- Original content – Material that was either created specifically for this newspaper or material created previously that has never been published before. As previously stated most of our content is original.
- CC licensed content – Materials previously released under a Creative Commons license. We do occasionally use CC licensed content [photos].
- Public domain content – Materials no longer covered by copyright. Yes, as needed.
- CC licensed content with specific attribution requirements. No, not in the printed edition because we can't provide the required links.
However, with a small staff and no dedicated professional photographer, we often do make use of freely available online photographs. These fall into the second category: CC licensed content. Our favorite sources include: Unsplash, pxhere, pixabay, pxfuel, morguefile and pexels. We also use images from social media, which is considered public domain, primarily to help publicize events.