Our ol' Reg't is 150 yrs old this year. It's the Ontario Reg't. Both my hubby 'n me are ex-ONTR's. And no yu don' need to salute, I worked (mai butt off) for mai money. An' my hubby's no gentleman. ;-)
I do think, though, that avoiding uploading watermarked photos means avoiding giving the impression of having lifted copyrighted material. Here are funny pet sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUdtLjesS-I
Because I don't know if the website from which it was taken has a "free use" section, I don't know if it should be here at all. Typically, if a photo has a "watermark," it is from a website that contains copyrighted photos. I'd have to check out the website to see if it has any free use photos to know that, and at the moment, I'm getting ready to hit the road.
Prolly, In Cheezland, when you upload a video, there's a blank in the form for a URL, so you just copy and paste the link for the video there. When uploading a photo, the way I give credit is to give both the username and the website, for example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Some people copy a link (I know ani.s4 does this) to a video or photo for credit instead of spelling it out like I do. Her way gives the cheezperson instant access to the original work; mine lets a cheezperson see the username first. Either way helps us see more if we want more. I'm glad you agree with me, and thanks for asking. I'll be glad to answer more questions if you have them; with GIFS, ani is definitely the expert here!