Copyright and Creative Commons
If you create and/or share information online, it is important to have an understanding of both copyright and Creative Commons. Whether you create your own information to share online or share information created by others, the following resources will help you to do so with greater awareness. These two short Creative Commons (CC) videos are a good place to start:
A Shared Culture by Jesse Dylan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA) license.
What is Creative Commons? Wanna Work Together RG Remix by MasterNewMedia.org is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA) license.
Sometimes the most difficult thing is finding Creative Commons-licensed work to use in your blog posts, articles, etc. Following are some great sources of CC-licensed images, videos, music, etc.
- Compfight – excellent search tool for Creative Commons-licensed Flickr images
- CC Search – powerful search across a variety of platforms (e.g. Flickr, Google images, YouTube) to help you find content you can share, use, remix
- Flickr images – enter search term, click Advanced Search, then tick the box “only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”
- Flickr CC bluemountains – search for CC images on Flickr, returns images and CC license information
- Content Directories – extensive list of directories of Creative Commons-licensed materials (audio, video, image, text)
- Creative Commons Wiki – a Creative Commons image directory
Finally, you can keep up-to-date by following @creativecommons on Twitter and keeping an eye on the Creative Commons blog. Please share any additional resources on Creative Commons resources on Twitter, using the #ct231 hashtag.