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RU: Finding and Using Free-Use Online Content

Looking for free images, sound, music or video to use in your PowerPoint, e-Learning video or other digital projects? Curated here is a list of databases containing free content. Check the license terms before use.

Creative Commons Attribution Guidelines

Attribution is normally required when using someone else's copyrighted work. 

Creative Commons (CC)

Creative commons recommends the TASL approach:

T = Title
A = Author
S = Source
L = License

Examples of CC Attribution

 

Breakdown:

T = It is the beautiful Egypt
A = Karim Essm
S = It is the beautiful Egypt (link to original Wikimedia Commons page)
L = Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (link to license deed)

More examples of TASL at the Creative Commons wiki here: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/best_practices_for_attribution

Others

Databases sometimes provide their own attribution guidelines e.g. Freesound.