Saturday, June 8, 2013

COPYRIGHT FREE images/video/other media

Students and teachers alike often go first to Google images for pictures, but not all images are copyright free.  Why not go directly to a few good public domain sites? Works in the public domain may be used freely and are not protected by copyright. Here are a few such sites. Many states have digital collections of their history.

American Memory Collection - A digital record of American History from the Library of Congress. Find spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Calisphere - A World of Primary Sources and more from the University of California. Designed for K-12 students and teachers.

Digital Library of Georgia – A gateway to Georgia’s history and culture.

Picture History – The primary source for history online.

U.S. Government Photos and Images – A mix of public domain (copyright free) and licensed images. Read disclaimers on each site.

OpenClipArt – original free clipart and images.

Flickr creative commons – Some Flickr contributors let you use their image if you give them credit. See various creative commons licensing agreements.

Pics4Learning – Free, copyright friendly images for education.

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