Students are introduced to copyright, fair use, and the rights they have as creators. Use this video in your classroom in conjunction with the lesson plan, "Copyrights and Wrongs" from Common Sense Media.
Copyright and Fair Use Tools from the American Library Association
SOUND & MUSIC
Free Collection of Royalty Free Music available for download, composed and performed by Geoff Harvey and Chris Martyn. Music can be used free of charge for web-based projects e.g. YouTube (see 'Using Our Music' for more info) in exchange for a link to our site.
Download Creative Commons Music / Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project
"The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet."
"SoundBible.com offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. We offer free and royalty free sound effects and clips for video editors, movie scores, game designers, and weekend sound warriors."
Free classical music catalog.
"Welcome to the Netlabels collection at the Internet Archive. This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'."
On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are published under Creative Commons public domain deed CC0. You must create an account to use this site.
MorgueFile contains free high resolution digital stock photographs and reference images for either corporate or public use. The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for illustrators, comic book artist, designers, teachers and all creative pursuits.
PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy.
Just search for any topic using the search box (e.g. "Kittens", "Flowers", etc.), preview the photo, and click "get photo" to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link. Not all images are free-check pricing before downloading.
A database of 21,182,929 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. Please be sure to check attribution and licensing before downloading.
Picdrome.com is a growing Public Domain digital photography collection, free of copyright and licensed under Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication. All images are free to download for personal, educational and commercial use, without restriction
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.