Copyright-Friendly Resources for Student Projects

MOVIES, PODCASTS, POSTERS, etc.

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SOUNDS & MUSIC

YouTube Audio Library

Browse and download free music and sound effects for your project.

 

Ben Sound

Download Creative Commons Music / Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project

 

Incompetech

Search and download a large library of Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project (must provide attribution to artist)

Free Music Archive  

"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."

Sound Bible  

"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."

 

Purple Planet  

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.

 

Classical Cat  

Free classical music catalog.

 

Netlabels  

"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'."

IMAGE EDITING

Canva  

Easily create beautiful designs and documents

 

Fotor 

Fotor is an online photo editing suite, utilizing exclusive technology to bring an unprecedented level of editing control to anyone and everyone.

 

LunaPic

Free image background remover.

 

 

IMAGES

Pixabay  

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.

 

Pexels

Free stock photos that have been submitted by photographers and made available for personal use with no attribution required.

 

Unsplash

Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty-free or stock photos.

Creative Commons: Image Search

A search engine for finding digital content you can share, reuse, and remix.

 

Photos for Class

Photos for Class contains images that are licensed through Creative Commons, so they are available for use in the classroom and for educational purposes.  As a bonus, each image comes with accurate image citations!

 

MorgueFile  

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  

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.

 

Wikimedia Commons  

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  

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

 

Internet Archive  

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.

 

VIDEO FOOTAGE AND MOTION GRAPHICS

Videvo

Videvo offers completely free stock video footage and motion graphics for use in any project.