Search & Use Creative Commons Media

 WHICH MEDIA CAN I USE IN MY PROJECT?

Check our Copyright Policy under Agreements. It basically states that if you are not creating the media yourself and it is not public domain, then your first choice is to search for media licensed under Creative Commons.
If you really need to use copyrighted media, then you either ask for  permission or check whether it is possible to claim Fair Use. Check the flowchart Not Sure What to Do below, for guidance in specific situations.

HOW TO SEARCH CREATIVE COMMONS

1. Search Creative Commons

search creative commons

2. Bookmark on the Bookmark’s Bar, then Search

    To Search, type the “keyword”, unclick “for commercial purposes”, and select the service where you want to search for media licensed under Creative Commons
 cc search bookmark
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HOW TO WRITE YOUR CITATION

Even though an image or video is under creative commons, you still need to give credit, so you need to cite it.

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Infografic by Silvia Tolisano.

NOT SURE WHAT TO DO?

Follow the path in the Infographic below if you are not sure about copyright infringement when using a certain type of media in a specific situation.

Graded-COPYRIGHT FLOWCHART

Flowchart by Meryl Zeidenberg and Silvia Tolisano.

 

 

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