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Creative Commons & Copyright-Free Resources

Creative Commons licensing is a free solution for using images, music, and sound effects in your media projects without a complicated rights agreement.  You just need to follow the artists’ wishes.
--> Here you can search for images, music, video, and sound. --> A great resource for public domain and creative commons media --> This site aggregates media content --> A good home base for your CC music search --> A quirky collection of user-submitted content --> Curated by several radio stations and recording studios, this site features hip live recordings and free creative commons-liscenced downloads> You must first request music from the artist before you’re approved to download it --> Public Domain classical music --> An eclectic collection of Public Domain music --> A collection of remixes and music you can reuse and remix --> login: spnnyouth, password: youthvideo --> Under “Search,” select “Advanced Search,” and then check the box for “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content.”
Google Images --> Under “Advanced Search,” select “Liscensed for commercial reuse.” --> a good resource for sound effects, search by file format. -->  "a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse"

--> Films from the Prelinger Archive are in the public domain.  Other films may also be Creative Commons material, check the individual license.
pond5 --> a newly developed database of over 10,000 public domain video clips and more. 

National Park Service B-Roll -->The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. This webpage provides links to public domain video of some of those sites, including national parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites and related areas.

Hubble Space Telescope Videos --> Videos from NASA's Hubble Telescope are free to download and use in all your media projects.

American Memory Collection --> From the Library of Congress, this is a public domain collection of audio, video, and photographs from the United States' past.



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