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Copyright Information Center. What is the public domain?

Copyright Information Center

Public domain is the legal name given to a work that is not protected by any intellectual property rules such as copyright, patent or trademark, trade secrets, or contract. U.S. Copyright Office. Educational Exemptions in the U.S. Copyright Code. The U.S.

Educational Exemptions in the U.S. Copyright Code

Copyright Code provides for the educational use of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder under certain conditions. To find out if your intended use meets the requirements set out in the law, use this free, online tool. [disclaimer] This tool can also help you collect information detailing your educational use and provide you with a summary in PDF format. [example] This tool is valid for those uses that meet the requirements and which take place within the United States. THIS TOOL IS:Intended as a source of information for educators & others to better understand the educational exemptions available in the U.S. THIS TOOL IS NOT: A source of legal advice. The Copyright Genie. Advocacy, Legislation & Issues. Copyright tools can help libraries and others to be more comfortable with their work to interpret the limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder under U.S.

Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

Copyright law. By exercising these valuable exceptions, we strengthen copyright’s primary purpose "to promote the progress of science and useful arts. " Over the past several years, ALA has developed tools to educate libraries, librarians, and others about copyright. Veezzle - search for free stock photos plus a whole lot of other stuff! Free Pictures - Wylio, Get pictures. Give credit. Banque D'Images, Vecteurs, Vidéos Libres de Droit. Fair Use Evaluator. Misc links. Completely free, downloadable, stock music. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS. Often, in lessons, I need free music for my class to include in videos or presentations.

Completely free, downloadable, stock music. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

But it’s really difficult to find! You either have to watch adverts or sign in and then get spammed! Here are 3 great websites in which you can search for the type of music you want and then download it – no strings attached: 1. Free Music Archive (just search and instantly download). 2. 3. Royalty Free Music - Browse by Collection (Creative Commons) ↓ Skip to Main Content Choose a Collection to View Download all of the music on this site at once!

Royalty Free Music - Browse by Collection (Creative Commons)

Complete incompetech mp3 files - $48 Electronic and Rock Disco and Lounge Funk and Blues Hard Electronic Medium Electronic Rock Classic. Copyright Advice for Teachers (What is Fair Use?) : Teach Digital. Copyright is a difficult concept for teachers to grasp as a result of the grey areas associated with its relationship with education, even I don’t completely understand it.

Copyright Advice for Teachers (What is Fair Use?) : Teach Digital

Creative Commons License Chooser - Google Docs add-on. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use - Open Culture. On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that "more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use - Open Culture

" Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online. Witness the 87,000 images from the Getty in L.A., the 125,000 Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the 35,000 artistic images from the National Gallery, and the 57,000 works of art on Google Art Project. The Met's online initiative is dubbed "Open Access for Scholarly Content," and, while surfing the Met's digital collections, you'll know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the "OASC" acronym.

In an FAQ, the Met provides simple instructions on how to figure that all out. Happy rummaging. Via Kottke. The 10 Best Sources Of Free, Beautiful Images. If you are a business owner, software designer, app developer or any person who needs free stock images, then you probably have often got headaches finding good image sources.

The 10 Best Sources Of Free, Beautiful Images

You google different options, and either you end up not finding a satisfactory one or you find sources that charge you. There are thousands of sites that provide you high quality stock images free of cost. But not many have varieties of good images that you can select from. So with some research, I’ve tried to shortlist ten such sites which can help you find the image you are looking for. Most of the images in these sites are offered under Creative Commons Zero License. 1. Gratisography is my personal favorite image archive. NYPL Release 187k Public Domain Images in Hi-Res. Last week (5th January 2016) the New York Public Library announced the release of more than 187,000 digitisations of public domain works, all available for hi-res download completely free from restrictions.

NYPL Release 187k Public Domain Images in Hi-Res

Accompanying the release is a vast improvement of their browsing interface, allowing you to sort through a myriad of options including, genre, time period, and topic. It is a true joy to use. Furthermore, “to encourage novel uses of our digital resources”, they are running a new Remix Residency program which will be administered by the Library’s digitisation and innovation team, NYPL Labs. Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images.