Maria Popova and her “human powered discovery engine,” Brain Pickings, have been an inspiration to me for some time now. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I often attribute links, reposts, and ideas to her here. I deeply support an endeavor she and Kelli Anderson have taken on. The Curator’s Code was introduced on Brain Pickings on March 9th and is far better explained there than I can ever manage.
It is both unbelievably easy and impossible to find an audience for one’s art on the interwebs and many challenges are due to the fact that the authorship of the work is so easily lost. You can make it difficult for others to copy images from your site, but then you significantly cut down on the number of eyes that see them from reposts on blogs, etc. Here’s to those who go so far out of their way to attribute the origins of not only full images, posts, and articles, but also the ideas they kindle in the minds of viewers, readers, and audiences.
ᔥMaria Popova @ www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/03/09/curators-code/