I am working on a website. The HTML and CSS code are my own original work, the text on the page is my own original work, and there are some images that are my own original work. I want to retain full copyright of these portions of the site.

One portion of the site discusses a particular concept, and there is an image on Wikimedia Commons that could greatly help to illustrate that concept. This image carries the CC-BY-SA license. Can I do this, and if so, what is the right way? I have searched the Creative Commons site and this SE without finding an answer to this specific use case.

This is my plan. I will place a caption directly below the image:

<p>Here is the text that tells a reader about my really awesome ideas about something.</p>

<img src="something.jpg" alt="An awesome image of something" />

<p class="caption">This image of something taken from <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/path_to_file">Wikimedia Commons</a>
and utilized under the terms of the <a href="https://creativecommon.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">Creative Commons</a>    license therein described.</p>

Further, the footer of my page contains some contact info and this:

<p>All content &copy;2017 by My Name, except where indicated.</p>
  • Is this plan sufficient?
  • If not, what changes do I need to make?
  • Or, should I simlpy not use the image if I want to copyright the page?
  • Note: I've found a partial duplicate: law.stackexchange.com/q/17/10353. This only covers the how to attribute part of things, though. I still need to know whether I can use a CC element within something copyrighted, and still have no definitive source. – cobaltduck Jan 7 '17 at 0:27

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