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Resources Available at the Library and Online
The library has several books that relate to copyright. Also when you are working on a school assignment, you may find you need to use audio or visual images. Stony Brook University has created a research guide devoted to finding copyright friendly resources, and also provided a list of copyright right friendly websites for images and audio that are copyright friendly. See the link below in the box on the right.
Print and Online Books
The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators by
Call Number: 346.048 B839c
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
The Copyright Handbook by
Call Number: 346.73 F539c
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Image and Audio Resources
Need copyright friendly resources? We've got a guide for those! Whether you need photos, music, or video, these sources here will lead you to work that is appropriate for scholarly or creative use. Below are selected examples.
Creative Commons ccSearch
a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation -- includes a content search engine
community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want
Flickr - Creative Commons Pool
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license
a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, etc., released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples
Includes images, audio, moving images, digital texts and software
Public image photo archive
Soundcloud is a music and audio sharing site. Not all recordings are Creative Commons licensed, so be aware to only use copyright-free content.
US Governement Photos & Images
photos and images by topic. Some of these photos and images are in the public domain and may be used and reproduced without permission or fee; however, some photos and images may be protected by license
Creative Commons-licensed images from the Wikimedia Foundation
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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