I'm exploring the world of Creative Commons, a very familiar feature on Wikipedia. Consider the following note:
Share Alike—If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license.
I'm trying to understand the limits of this provision.
For example, let's say I find a picture of a bear that I like. However, I don't like the background, so I use photoshop to alter the background. I may be required to include a notice that I altered the image, which is still technically in the Creative Commons domain.
But suppose I create a map illustrated with a variety of images, including the Photoshopped bear. I assume I would be required to include a notice that the bear is an altered Creative Commons image. But would that image effectively pull the entire map into Creative Commons status?
If I write an ebook that contains a variety of images and text in the Creative Commons domain, would I risk losing ownership of my entire book?