Say I am having an article in a website and there is a material that I'm allowed to use or transform with the requirement of giving credit. Does that mean the credit needs to be immediately after I use the material? Am I allowed to put the credit in:
- The bottom of the page?
- Another page in the same website?
- Another website but it's clearly that both websites are mine?
If another person in the comment says "this material is from author X", then do I still need to credit?
I feel that the first case is widely acceptable. But my problem is if it's fine then how are the other cases not the same? In all cases the credit is out of the viewport of the readers when they see the material. If the readers are expected to read the whole article before making the judgement about the lack of credit, then by the same argument the readers are also expected to read the whole website to know if I actually not giving credit or not? Similarly to reading a book, one cannot just open it in the middle and say that I don't define the concepts, while I did define them at earlier chapters. (I may even defer the definitions to later chapters as an intended purpose.)
The license in my case is CC BY-NC 2.5, but I think the question can be generalized to any license.