Fair Use Law permits the use of others' copyrighted work for academic purposes - within reason- and with proper attribution.
The Web, however, is also a great source of work that is in the Public Domain either because its copyright expired or because it was designated to be shared with others. Work in the public domain needs to be attributed to its creator, but you do not need permission to use it.
You can also register your own original work with Creative Commons.
Attribution means: you let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work -and derivative works based upon it - but only for noncommercial purposes only
Noncommercial means: you let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work -and derivative works based upon it - but only for noncommercial purposes only
No derivative works means: you let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based on it.
Share alike means: you allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work
Use the links in the tabs of this box to find images online in the sources listed below.
Open the guides below to learn more about finding and using images, as well as more specifics on how to cite them.
Google Images is a great tool to see the work of many photographers. For your presentations, however, the images may not be high enough resolution to project well. It's possible to find useful images with introductory information, and you can even use the advanced settings to limit to works that are in the public domain
"The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer."
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Wikimedia Commons contains, according to the site, "a collection of 58,396,226 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute."Files include images, audio, video, animations, maps, and other multimedia. Users can choose from multiple images sizes when downloading, and each image is often accompanied by information about the work depicted as well as copyright information.
If you're searching for an image to republish (on a poster or in a paper, for example), you'll need to make sure you have the right to do so. Copyright holders can use a Creative Commons license to assign usage rules and let users like you know what can and can't be done with images. Use the Creative Commons CC Search page to find licensed images that you can use for scholarly purposes.
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Image source: Creative Commons Belgium logo - white on green.PNG" by Creative Commons Belgium is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
For further information, see the Prints & Photographs Division "Rights and Restrictions Information" link at the bottom of this page.
The information in this box is used with the permission of the Student Media Center at North Seattle Community College. For the complete Student Media Center Guide, go to: http://libguides.northseattle.edu/StudentMediaCenter
Track down the original of an image you find to give credit where it's due. Try the two tools below.
These sites offer music or video published under Creative Commons’ flexible copyright licenses. Although this content may be accessed (downloaded) online for free, it is owned by the individual creators unless stated otherwise. Be sure to carefully read the directions for using content first, ask the content creator for permission, and always give credit to the people who created the content and use proper citations if the content is used in a research paper.
"The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs. The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License.
Pixabay.com is an international website for sharing high quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage. All images and videos on Pixabay are released under the Creative Commons CC0. Thus, they may be used freely for almost any purpose - even commercially and in printed format
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany, that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio. SoundCloud supports Creative Commons licenses.