Week 6 – Adventures in Digital History Reading

This week we looked at copyright and protecting one’s digital work. It is always important to give credit where credit is due that way no one is hurt and no illegal actions occurred. Creative Commons is a free network that allows users to legally share internet sites and provides free  copyright licenses for creators to have their work displayed publicly and set the sharing conditions of their choice. We looked at a license for our project and we settled on Attribution 4.0 International because it was the most general and easiest license for our project.

Wikipedia pages include a history tab that allows the user to view past changes to the page and I was never aware of this and I was very surprised with how many changes some pages received. It is a helpful attribute if someone is looking for a certain change at a certain time, but it reaffirms that Wikipedia is unreliable because of the amount of changes it undergoes.

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