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What is creative commons?

"Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California,
United States devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon
legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative
Commons licenses for free to the public."

Creative commons wiki

Copy friendly images
Stock Footage for Free is a site that provides movies that can be legally downloaded and used in your
Public Domain Images Thousands of high quality, copyright friendly digital pictures, free for any
personal and/or commercial use.
Copyright friendly and 'copy left' images and sound
Suzie's list of online sources for images
Larry Ferlazzo's list of best online sources for images
veezzle - the new way to find free stock images

PicApp facilitates the flow of royalties through the incorporation of advertising in visual content for
online use.
PicApp grants any User a non- exclusive, Non-Transferable right to use, publish online, publicly
display and reproduce Visual Content from the Website. There are lots of images here for use, and
it would be worthwhile reading the terms of use first. Below is an example of a PicApp image

Stock xchng
Free stock photo site. SXC is a friendly community of photography addicts who generously offer their
works to those who need them free of charge. If you have some photos that you'd like to share with
others, join us! Not only does it feel great to share, you will also get a huge exposure for your work.

Morgue File
Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!
You are free to remix, and use these images without attribution under the condition that you don't
claim ownership to the original image or distribute it in its original form.

Compfight is a website that allows you to search Flickr for creative commons images. The video
below explains how it can be used.

Flickrstorm is another website that allows you to search Flickr for creative commons images.
Copy friendly music
On Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal and unlimited

Sound advice
Dave's list of friendly music making and finding sites.

Freeplay Music- A myriad of free music to download and use.

Aviary- Audio Editor - A Garageband like interface- it's on line and it's free. Don't use other people's
music- easily make your own.

Royalty Free Music
This site offers a variety of free high-quality royalty free items, including royalty free stock footage,
royalty free sound effects, royalty free clip art, royalty free images, royalty free photos and royalty free
stock music.

Free music tracks & free sound effects for any production. You only need
to link to their website from yours: "Music by JewelBeat. Download your
free music and free sound effects at"

Compiled by Prof. Jane Nicholls                                       

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