Creative Commons

copyright + web = ethical implications for how we find and use information

A Shared Culture

Important vocabulary for ethical use:
  • Ownership
  • Public Domain
  • Terms of Use (as opposed to "Fair Use")
  • Creative Commons
  • Attribution

So, where might we find media that we can use responsibly?

  • Specific image websites that ask participants to license their works with a CC or CC-like license, or that operate with a Terms of Use that mandates free distribution of work uploaded to the site
  • Sounds and music are also released with similar CC licenses. A few websites where you can find sound freely available for use include ...
    • - a collection of freely available sounds. No attribution necessary
    • Loops - a collection of music loops created by independent artists. Attribution is required.
    • - a collection of full songs released for free use. Attribution is required.