How to Attribute Freebase on Your Site
We're excited that you want to use Freebase content in your website or application. Now we need your help to spread the word about Freebase by adding attribution. That's what the CC-BY license is all about.
Tell us how you are using Freebase to see examples you can use or build from:
Here’s what it looks like:
Under CC-BY, you are free:
to Remixto adapt the work
with AttributionYou must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor
What about images?
Freebase's CC-BY attribution often covers thumbnail images. Full-size images are also available under a variety of usage terms:
- Public Domain
- These images have no copyright restrictions and don't require additional attribution.
- Fair Use
- These images are copyrighted, but may be used without additional attribution if the "Fair Use" doctrine of the US Copyright Act applies in the context of your website.
- Specifically Licensed
- These images have been released under a specific free license (e.g., CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, GFDL). Typically, this means you must attribute the original creator, link to the correct license, and link to the Freebase image page for each image.
Freebase can be used for all kinds of things, and you may need to adapt these attribution guidelines to your specific case. If so, you will need to contact us and receive written approval to use non-standard attribution. We are happy to help find alternate approaches in cases where the attribution notices shown on this page are not practical.