Q: Am I considered an author for a Photoshop edited image that was made from 2 different Creative Commons images?
So the 2 photos used were under Creative Commons 4.0. The new image I designed aesthetically and artistically looks different but doesn't really transform the meaning of let's say original work (although the 2 original photos are not full of meaning themselves, one is just a city skyline (arguably the architects of the buildings should be the original authors) and the other is a professional basketball player in action).
Now, I am not going to use the new created photo for commercial purpose and I understand that I need to credit the authors of the 2 original photos from which my photo was made.
I'm interested in how does the copyright on the new created image works now. Say If someone else wants to take and use the image that I made, do they credit the authors of the original 2 photos or do they now add me to the credits as well, because the new photo is creation/design that I came up with? Can I put myself as one of the creators on the metadata of the Photoshoped image?
Consult with an attorney.
Depending on the license agreement you may not have any protection for the derivatives.
Check the commons license.
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