Dropbox — New Productivity Features(dropbox.com)

over 4 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • Moe AmayaMoe Amaya, over 4 years ago

    It's curious that photographers have more or less solidified the notions of authorship (meaning they demand explicit copyright attribution), but the video industry—which I imagine is much more demanding—hasn't established that same level of creative acknowledgement.

    Regardless, your point is well taken. Who made this??!!

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    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 4 years ago

      Would you want commissioned works for a company to have credits all over them?

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      • Thom StoodleyThom Stoodley, over 4 years ago

        Hyper Reality comes to mind

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      • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

        Why not? They're not high art they're just adverts.

        Good software credits the devs, Album covers and books credit the designer and no one complains.

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        • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 4 years ago

          Because I don't see commissioned photography or illustration or video by a contractor or an employee as any different to writing copy or code or managing the project. What makes photography special? If you’re going to credit one person, why not credit everyone involved? And if you’re going to credit everyone involved, is that a practical solution? Should the authors of the CSS have their names all over the production files?

          I am all for credits where it makes sense. I like software about windows with credits. It’s a pretty silly suggestion to spray credits on a marketing page for a product though. I’d go as far as saying it works against the customer’s need — they’re there for information, not names of staff members.

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          • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

            If you’re going to credit one person, why not credit everyone involved?

            That was my point, maybe you should.

            And if you’re going to credit everyone involved, is that a practical solution?

            humans.txt

            Should the authors of the CSS have their names all over the production files?

            Worked at a place that did this actually

            I like software about windows with credits

            "Only dev work is real valuable work XD"

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    • Dan GDan G, over 4 years ago

      It's curious that photographers have more or less solidified the notions of authorship (meaning they demand explicit copyright attribution)

      That's not true at all.

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    • JD Hooge, over 4 years ago

      Instrument made it. :)

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