Copyright Free Resources

One of the benefits of the film festival is that it provides the opportunity to have conversations about Digital Citizenship and responsible use of visuals, sounds and music that can be downloaded from the web. The following list of sites are copyright free resources that can be used in the classroom free of charge.

Images
Music
Sound Effects

Downloadable PDF

Images

46 Web Sites About Creative Commons and Public Domain Images

Great resource for sites that contain pictures and photographs that are licensed as creative commons and public domain.

Link(s)
http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2011/07/45-web-sites-about-creative-commons-and.html#.TsOKB5MgdOU

American Memory Map Collections

American Memory: Map Collections 1544-1999 “The maps in the Map Collections materials were either published prior to 1922, produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection or any other restrictions in the Map Collection materials.”

Link(s)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

American Memory: America from the Great Depression to WWII

Photographs in this collection were taken by photographers working for the U.S. Government. Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. While the Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright in the FSA/OWI Black-and-White Photos, there is a narrow possibility that a very small number of items may have copyrights associated with them Suggested credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USF35-1326]”

Link(s)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html

American Memory: Selected Civil War Photographs

“There are no known restrictions on these photographs.”

Link(s)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html

Animal Photos

Images on this site are under creative commons and are free to use on web sites and other projects.

Link(s)
http://animalphotos.info/a/

Clip Art ETC

elcome to quality educational clipart. Every item comes with a choice of image size and format as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects. No advertisement-filled pages with pop-up windows or inappropriate links here. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 educational clipart items in a single, non-commercial project without further permission.

Link(s)
http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

Compfight - A Flickr Search Tool

Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. We make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren't affiliated with flickr. Below are copyright directions for the site.

Link(s)
http://compfight.com/
http://www.tammyworcester.com/TipOfWeek/TammyWTechTipOfWeek/Entries/2010/5/10_Tip_85_-_Image_Search_Engines.html

Copyright Friendly Image Search

Public Domain and free to use.f

Link(s)
http://weblist.me/Copyright-friendly-image-search

Copyright Friendly Resource List

A list of copyright friendly resources to use with your digital projects. Topics include: sound bites, music, clip art, images, photographs, and video backgrounds for green screen.

File(s):
A2E6A182-B8D1-8F3B-738A53E79B4AC2EB.pdf

Copyright Friendly Wikispaces

Copyright-Friendly Images and Sound for Use in Media Projects and Web Pages, Blogs, Wikis, etc. A huge collection of photos from various portals. Most are public domain. Check terms

Link(s)
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

Discovery Education Clip Art

Check out terms of use. Some citation and limitations are there.

Link(s)
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/

Easy Stock Photos

Easy Stock Photos is a good way to find royalty free Stock photos, pictures, images & information in the public domain.

Link(s)
http://www.easystockphotos.com/

EducPic Graphical Resource for Educators

Free photographs and drawings for teachers and students to use.

Link(s)
http://edupic.net/

Flick R Storm Search Engine

FlickrStorm is a better search for Flickr! It works by looking for more than what you enter to find related and more relevant images. Great for secondary students

Link(s)
http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/

Free Clip Art from Phillip Martin

Received permission from the artist.

Link(s)
http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm

Icon Finder

Search through more than 150.000 free icons in an easy and efficient way. Click on the link below for copyright instructions.

Link(s)
http://www.iconfinder.com/
http://www.tammyworcester.com/TipOfWeek/TammyWTechTipOfWeek/Entries/2010/5/10_Tip_85_-_Image_Search_Engines.html

Ideas - Wisconsin Edu

Imageide@s offers high-quality, copyright-free digital images for Wisconsin educators. All of the images in the imageide@s repository are free for educators world-wide to use within their classrooms. Our images use the Creative Commons licensing in this category: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike. Attributions should read: Image(s) provided by imageide@s: http://ideas.wisconsin.edu/

Link(s)
http://ideas.wisconsin.edu/imageideas.cfm

KW Public Domain Images

You have arrived at the main page for my public domain images. On the following pages you will find hundreds of beautiful images gleaned from my collection of old books, magazines, and postcards. They are all from material printed prior to 1923 and are in the public domain. Free to use, link back encouraged, but not required.

Link(s)
http://karenswhimsy.com/public-domain-images/

Microsoft Office Gallery

Microsoft ClipGallery Live “Provided for the purpose of granting rights to licensed users of Microsoft Office… Examples of permissible use include, but are not limited to: newsletters, brochures, web sites, presentations, flyers, postcards, trade show materials, newspaper advertisements, product catalogs, and reports.”

Link(s)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/

Morgue File

Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not! Nice resource of moderated photos, attribution highly encouraged

Link(s)
http://www.morguefile.com/

Open Clip Art

Openclipart is the largest collaboration community that create, share and remix clip arts. All clip arts are released to the Public Domain so they can be freely used in any project for free.

Link(s)
http://www.openclipart.org/

Photol.com Stock Photography

High quality stock photography for free. Attribution suggested, but not required.

Link(s)
http://www.photl.com/en/

Pics4Learning

Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.

Link(s)
http://www.pics4learning.com/

Stock.XCHNG

A stock photo site. High resolution images available.

Link(s)
http://www.sxc.hu/

Teacher Files .Com

Free educational clip art for your classroom. Free to use.

Link(s)
http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pictures/Images “Most of the images on our Web pages are in the "public domain" (which means they have no copyright restrictions). If an image on our Web site is not restricted and does not say it is copyrighted, then you can assume it is in the public domain. You may download and use those copyright-free images in your print and electronic publications. There's no fee to pay (i.e., they're free), and no need to get permission from the Service for reusing them.”

Link(s)
http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/

Wikimedia Commons

Many of the images used in wikipedia have been uploaded here. Each has its own license, but most are attribution only or public domain.

Link(s)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

World Images

Images for teachers and students to use in projects under Creative Commons license. Attribution required. he internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It has just been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials. It contains approximately 80,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery.

Link(s)
http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/

WP Clip Art

WPClipart is an ever-growing collection of artwork for schoolkids and others that is free of copyright concerns as well as safe from inappropriate images. Use in school research and reports is my main focus when creating, or finding and editing -- but there are photos and clips here that work great for commercial uses, book illustrations, office presentations, and some just for fun... All the images here are Public Domain

Link(s)
http://www.wpclipart.com/

Zorger Public Domain

This is an library like archive of various images, illustrations, photos, art, cartoons, pictures, clip art, artwork and scans from old books, These images are licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License. Free of copyright and available for any use.

Link(s)
http://public-domain.zorger.com/

Music

Early Music - Classical Guitar Ensemble

Recordings of 2, 3, 4 and 5-part songs and instrumental selections from the 14th - 17th Centuries

Link(s)
http://www.jsayles.com/familypages/earlymusic.htm#Musical%

Flash Kit

Check individual loops for copyright information. Please honor the copyright requests of creators.

Link(s)
http://flashkit.com/loops/

Free Music Archive

Students must be 13 years or older to utilize this site.

Link(s)
http://freemusicarchive.org/

Free Solo Guitar

Free to use IF you receive permission from the artist.

Link(s)
http://freesologuitar.com/

Free Solo Piano

Free to use IF you receive permission from the artist.

Link(s)
http://freesolopiano.com/

Free Sound

Sound effects and music loops for free. Attribution required. Teacher will want to create a class login to allow students the ability to download.

Link(s)
http://www.freesound.org/

Incompetech

Totally free and will download as an mp3. Browse by genre, feel or keyword

Link(s)
http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Jam Studio

This free website allows students to create their own music, but to download the song as mp3 files, it is $10 per year.

Link(s)
http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm

Jamendo

Only attribution required, contemporary (not "popular") types of music, good for teachers and secondary students.

Link(s)
http://www.jamendo.com

MusOpen Classical Music

Classical music that has had the copyright expire, so this music is available for public domain.

Link(s)
http://musopen.org/music

Op Sound

Opsound is a website which aggregates links to music released under Creative Commons licenses. Good for high school students.

Link(s)
http://www.opsound.org/pool/genre/

Royalty Free Stock Music for Education

Free

Link(s)
http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html

Sound Effects

A! Free Sound Effects

If you are searching the net for funny and interesting sound effects, you might find a1freesoundeffects.com a very good site to visit. This website features a large collection of sound effects you can download for free.

Link(s)
http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/

Copyright Friendly Resource List

A list of copyright friendly resources to use with your digital projects. Topics include: sound bites, music, clip art, images, photographs, and video backgrounds for green screen.

File(s):
A2E6A182-B8D1-8F3B-738A53E79B4AC2EB.pdf

Copyright Friendly Wikispaces

Copyright-Friendly Images and Sound for Use in Media Projects and Web Pages, Blogs, Wikis, etc. A huge collection of photos from various portals. Most are public domain. Check terms

Link(s)
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

Flash Kit

Check individual loops for copyright information. Please honor the copyright requests of creators.

Link(s)
http://flashkit.com/loops/

Free Sound

Sound effects and music loops for free. Attribution required. Teacher will want to create a class login to allow students the ability to download.

Link(s)
http://www.freesound.org/

Jamendo

Only attribution required, contemporary (not "popular") types of music, good for teachers and secondary students.

Link(s)
http://www.jamendo.com

Jewel Beat

The only 99¢ music for your projects site. True royalty free music with license to your name. There are also Use these free music tracks & free sound effects for any production - advertising, education, videos, photos, YouTube...etc.

Link(s)
http://www.jewelbeat.com/

Op Sound

Opsound is a website which aggregates links to music released under Creative Commons licenses. Good for high school students.

Link(s)
http://www.opsound.org/pool/genre/

Royalty Free Stock Music for Education

Free

Link(s)
http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/free-music-resources.html

Soundgator: A source for free sound effects

Create an account and use freely in classroom projects and videos, just can't offer the sound effects individually on a website.

Link(s)
http://soundgator.com/

Soungle

Searchable database of sound effects, no attribution necessary

Link(s)
http://www.soungle.com/
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