Instructional Copyright Resources

Instructional Copyright Support Resources 

Copyright-Free Media Resources

  • Open Attribute is an add-on for your Firefox and Chrome browser that gets the CC license metadata on a web page and turns it into an attribution. Click here to visit to the website.

  • PEXELS photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos. And, you do not have to ask permission or give attribution. Click here to visit the website.

  • Creative Commons provides a search engine that searches a variety of specific digital image collections. However, not all of the images that are generated on Creative Commons are copyright-free. You must check and follow the specific Creative Commons licensing that is attributed to each graphic. There is a licensing explanation page on their site if you are unsure of the specific licenses. Click here to visit the website.

  • Pixabay shares copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0. This means they are safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. However, they do have some professional photos from places such as Shutterstock which will need to have permission or, in most cases, you would need to purchase the photo. They explain that these are filtered in to help finance the site. Click here to visit the website.

  • Unsplash is operated by a Canadian group and provides copyright-free images under their own Unsplash license. According to this license, all photos can be used for free (commercial and noncommercial purposes). You can download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from them for free. However, you are not allowed to stockpile photos for redistribution. Click here to visit the website.

  • Morguefile is a repository of free and copyright-free photos that is compiled of photos that others have uploaded to be shared without asking for attribution, whether for commercial or noncommercial work. If you register (free) on their site, you can join their mobile app for free. Click here to visit the website.