I am working on a concept around this topic and would like to clarify its meaning before designing a solution for it.
Are there existing definitions of the terms "user attribution"? What is it really?
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I would define user attribution as:
The process of granting a user attribution of origination, authorship, ownership or any other associated right in relation to a specific piece of content.
I would suggest you look at the creative commons project for an example of how the process of attribution can be explored.