You see a photograph, cartoon, video clip, textual document or other work with a Creative Commons licence and wish to use it. What can you do? Check the relevant licence!
The same principles apply to providing attribution across all CC licences. You should:
Do I have to attribute the work in a particular style? APA Referencing style is preferred that also includes the above required elements. Sometimes a creator may specify how they want their work to be attributed.
What is a derivative work? If you remix the work in any way, for example, by cropping it, adjusting brightness or replacing words, you have created a 'derivative work' of the original.
How do I attribute a work I've adapted? A simple way to attribute the original work is "This work is a derivative of..." and attribute the work as you normally would. See example below.
This text is a derivative from Attributing Creative Commons Materials (n.d). factsheet by Creative Commons Australia & the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation / CC BY 2.5. AU
More information about attributing Creative Commons material can be found in this fact sheet.