Copyright friendly media resources
Images, video and sound can add a lot to your work and the Internet offers you amazing access to all of them. We want you to be creative - but in a responsible way, so we expect you to respect the integrity of intellectual property.
Searching for open content is easier than you think. You can use Google to search for Creative Commons content, look for pictures at Flickr, albums at Jamendo, and general media at Spinxpress. The Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia's multimedia warehouse, is also a core user of Creative Commons licenses.
So what exactly do you need to remember about using images, video and sound created by other people?
- Use reasonable amounts of their works and
- always, always cite them carefully.
- When you do use remix other people's work, make sure your use adds value to the original effort. So here are some useful sites with copyright-friendly images and sound that you can use ethically, as well as some with Creative Commons licensing.