Of course I won’t sue Mitch Joel! :-)

Off course I won't sue Mitch Joel!  :-)

Actually, I am honored by the fact that Mitch Joel used my image of Avinash Kaushik in his presentation at Gulltaggen in Oslo today.

I use a lot of CC-images myself and I find it very hard to know exactly how to credit people. In the image? At the end of the presentation?

For this image I had burned in a tiny piece of credit at the bottom. And I feel that I don’t ask for much when I share my images with an attribution-share alike license. I even allow for commercial use. The only thing I ask for in return is some kind of credit. And with the burn-in I kind of suggest how I want that credit for this image…

Not a big deal, but Mitch Joel is an extremely smart guy that just did a very good presentation that I really enjoyed.

And if I wanted to discuss CC and how to credit people I found this to be a good oportunity to do so with a clever person… Personally I find credits inside the presentation distracting. Still, I want to give the artists the honor they deserve. How should we solve this?

And who knows, maybe there was some credits in there somewhere?

As I’ve tried to emphasize in the title and the beginning of this article: I’m completely fine with the fact that Mitch has used my image. And he informs me in the comments here that he has an ending slide with credits. That’s fine. And it’s a solution that I often use myself. I just wanted to start a discussion because I’m not completely sure how to solve this myself when I am presenting. What kind of credit do you expect us to put in?

(Yes, I know. I have been close to suing people for stuff like this before. But that was not a CC image. And it was a completely different use…)

Of course I won’t sue Mitch Joel! :-)

Free music for your productions

Audio recorder power button

Recently I asked my twitter friends if they had any favourite places for finding music that can be used in podcasts and productions on the internet. Here’s the result:

About 10 000 albums. Lots of creative commons licensed. Modern design. Pretty good search and useful tag cloud.

Fantastic search engine that you can feed with some of your own music to let it find similar music. And narrow your search to give Creative Commons licensed music.

Lots of creative commons licensed music.

Podsafe music from Uhørt
Lots of creative commons licensed music and even soundtracks.

Wikimedia Commons
Large archive of images, video and audio.

And of course a regular creative commons search.

Some free sound effects:
Partners in rhyme
Mediacollege sound effects

You can find more resources through Podsafe on wikipedia. And please feel free to add your favourite sites in the comments.

Thanks, @forteller, @mvcoile, @viskar, and @Ingwii. All of them people that I highly recommend you to follow on twitter! In addition to the fact that you follow me of course…

Free music for your productions