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Finding CC Licensed Work
Fair Use provides protection from copyright infringement for certain types of use, including research, teaching, commentary, parody, and reporting. However, these terms depend on a multitude of factors, many of which may be unclear, and can always be contested in court. This page offers suggested websites to find CC licensed work that is clearly labeled and optimal for reuse in your own projects.
Here is a list of other places to find CC-licensed multimedia.
Google Image Search
Tip: Do a search, click on the "gear" (right side of the page), select Advanced Search, filter Usage Rights by License.
Creative Commons CC Search tool finds openly licensed images across the internet.
CC Search Browser Extension
Download this browser extension to use CC Search right from your browser. The extension also provides licensing code that you can embed in work.
A collection of Flickr images with open licenses.
A database of freely usable, fully downloadable media files.
Tip: Do a search, click on "Show Advanced Filters", choose a license from the drop-down menu.
Tip: Do a search, click on "Filters", click on "Creative Commons" below "Features".
Free audio snippets and samples. Great for podcasts and projects in need of sound effects.
Tip: Do a search, click on "Sounds" from the left sidebar, then filter by license.
Citing Multimedia Sources