SITES FOR COPYRIGHT-FRIENDLY IMAGES
behold – A visual image search for high quality Creative Commons images
CC Search – Search for images that can be adapted, modified or used commercially.
Compfight – A Flickr Search Tool – Search engine for visual inspiration and free stock photos
Copyright-Friendly and Copyleft Images and Sound – Search for images and sound with generous copyright licensing
Flickr: The Commons – View the world’s public photography archives and add comments or tags
Flickr Creative Commons Portal – Browse and search through photos under each type of license
Google Image Search – Search for copyright friendly images by selecting usage rights. Some photos are available for use in the public domain.
Yahoo Creative Commons Search – Search content across the Web that has a Creative Commons license
Wikimedia Commons – Online repository of free-use images, sound and other media files
SITES FOR COPYRIGHT-FRIENDLY SOUND AND MUSIC
ccMixter – Community remix site sponsored by Artis Tech Media, created by Creative Commons
The Freesound Project – Collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds
Jamendo – Download and listen to over 20.000 albums (CC licenses)
JamStudio – Create music beats
Jewel Beat – Free music and sound effects
JL Studios – Free sound effects for video, film, audio and multimedia productions
OpSound – Download, share and remix music
Open Music Search – A search engine for Copyleft, Creative Commons, Open Source and public domain works
Soundation – Online sequencer with real time effects, virtual instruments and a fully integrated sound shop
Sound Jay – Free sound effects website
SITES FOR UNDERSTANDING FAIR USE AND COPYRIGHT
Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Media Literacy Education – A “code of best practices” to facilitate educators in what constitutes fair use
Copyright-Friendly Pathfinder – Access an extensive list of images and sound portals for use in media projects, Web pages, wikis, blogs, etc.
Copyright Confusion Wiki – A wiki dedicated to understanding and learning more about copyright and fair use – access multiple useful links!
Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use – Documentary filmmakers’ statement of best practices in fair use
Spartan Guides on Fair Use – Understanding fair use in media production
Temple University Media Lab Teaching Resources for Fair Use – Extensive collection of free multi-media curriculum resources
YouTube Copyright Education – Material on fair use and remix culture