Le code de la propriété intellectuelle dispose
Art. L. 121-1. L'auteur jouit du droit au respect de son nom, de sa qualité et de son oeuvre.
Ce droit est attaché à sa personne.
Il est perpétuel, inaliénable et imprescriptible.
Ce droit fonde une transaction de l'économie des actifs immatériels, celui du troc entre une création et une réputation ("creation / recognition swap").
Les contrats Creative Commons souscrivent au respect de ce droit et leur site suggère une procédure simple pour assurer le meilleur respect de ce droit.
"How do I properly attribute a Creative Commons licensed work?
All current CC licenses require that you attribute the original author(s). If the copyright holder has not specified any particular way to attribute them, this does not mean that you do not have to give attribution. It simply means that you will have to give attribution to the best of your ability with the information you do have. Generally speaking, this implies five things:
- If the work itself contains any copyright notices placed there by the copyright holder, you must leave those notices intact, or reproduce them in a way that is reasonable to the medium in which you are re-publishing the work.
- Cite the author's name, screen name, user identification, etc. If you are publishing on the Internet, it is nice to link that name to the person's profile page, if such a page exists.
- Cite the work's title or name, if such a thing exists. If you are publishing on the Internet, it is nice to link the name or title directly to the original work.
- Cite the specific CC license the work is under. If you are publishing on the Internet, it is nice if the license citation links to the license on the CC website.
- If you are making a derivative work or adaptation, in addition to the above, you need to identify that your work is a derivative work i.e., “This is a Finnish translation of the [original work] by [author].” or “Screenplay based on [original work] by [author].”
- They may require that you attribute the work to a certain name, pseudonym or even an organization of some sort.
- They may require you to associate/provide a certain URL (web address) for the work."
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