Oshani’s presentation focused on “Detecting Creative Commons Attribution License Violations with Flickr Images on the World Wide Web.” CC licenses do not come with any easy way to find violations of a license. Her project demonstrates a way to search for violations of flickr images by finding deep links and then checking to see if the use meets the conditions for attribution and then generating a report. This is a real first step to creating assurance that licenses are being followed or at least a way for authors to monitor their works spread online.
Future directions for this technology include:
- adding other licenses
- looking for non-commercial use violations
- checking for the Share-Alike condition
- moving from deep links to hashes or other fingerprinting of content