All original content on the Globcal International Cooperative Association's website
is copyright protected under claim as our original work, especially items like
logos, artwork, drawings, original articles and structured metadata.
Other items such as ebooks, videos, recordings, documents, and other
confidential information is our community property (library) and can be used
freely by our members.
General reference materials, social media, borrowed work and contributed work is cc-wiki (aka cc-by-sa)
licensed, intended to be shared and remixed by the public. We even provide all our data as a convenient data dump, seeded by us.
Our cc-wiki licensing, while intentionally permissive, does require
Attribution— You must attribute the work in the
manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests
that they endorse you or your use of the work).
I thought it was pretty clear what “attribution” meant, but given the semi-scammy
way the content is popping up in some seedier areas of the internet, maybe not:
(there may be others; these are just two examples)
So let me clarify what we mean by attribution. If you republish this content,
we require that you:
Visually indicate that the content is from
the Globcal International Cooperative Association or the Ecology Crossroads
Cooperative Foundation in some way. It doesn’t have to be obnoxious; a
discreet text blurb is fine, yes you can use just the simple names
representing us like 'Globcal' or 'Ecology Crossroads' if you wish.
Hyperlink directly to the original resource on the source site (e.g.,
Show the author name if known or stated.
Hyperlink each author name directly back to their user profile page on the
source site (e.g., http://ekobius.org/david_wright.html)
By “directly”, I mean each hyperlink must point directly to our domain in
any other form of obfuscation or redirection. Furthermore, the links
must not be nofollowed.
This is about the spirit of fair attribution. Attribution to the website, and
more importantly, to the individuals who so generously contributed their time to
create that content in the first place!
Anyway, I hope that clears up any confusion — feel free to remix and reuse to
your heart’s content, as long as a good faith effort is made to attribute the