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Copyright and Royalty Free Resources

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Copyright/Royalty/Public Domain Resources


Why use copyright/royalty free or public domain resources?  TO STAY WITHIN THE COPYRIGHT LAWS! :-)  Please fee free to add links to your favorite resources that fall into these categories.  Please make sure that you pay special attention to each sites acceptable use policies.  Many still want you to give them credit by including a link to their page or other requirements to use them for free.  When in doubt, ask the websight owner.


Tech Learning Copyright Chart   http://www.halldavidson.net/copyright_chart.pdf


Awesome Clip Art for Educators http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/  No specific notes about copyright are included on the site


Center for Teaching  http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2013/01/finding-non-copyrighted-images-for-presentations blog post on finding non copyrighted images for presentations


Classroom Clipart http://classroomclipart.com  Images are watermarked and there are limitations to their use 


FreeFoto http://freefoto.com  You must provide attribution to the image and a link back to FreeFoto.com


Free Stock Photos    http://www.freepixels.com/  Every Freepixels image or digital creation used must retain the domain name: freepixels.com when used on the internet, in a web page, in printed publications, or in any product, advertising, or packaging. This credit, however, may be cropped out or digitally removed from the photograph if it is included in readable type near each photograph, group of photographs, in the text, or in the credits.


Hassle Free ClipArt http://www.hasslefreeclipart.com/index.html  I would be careful as many of these come from other web sources.  Copyrights vary with each image.


Ide@s Wisconsin http://ideas.wisconsin.edu ( free pictures, videos, lesson)  Imageide@s offers high-quality, copyright-free digital images for Wisconsin educators. All of the images in the imageide@s repository are free for educators to use within their classrooms.


Library of Congress American Memory Collection  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html  These are all in the public domain unless otherwise noted


Pics4Learning http://pics4learning.com  Images in the Pics4Learning collection may be used by teachers and students in print, multimedia, and video productions


Royalty Free, Public Domain, Stock Photos http://www.pdphoto.org  Be sure to read the license under each of the enlarged pictures.  Copyright varies by picture.  


School Clip Art http://www.school-clip-art.com/  Free to use but they ask you to create a link back to their site to give them credit for each piece of clipart used.


Simply The Best Sounds http://simplythebest.net/sounds/  The sound files on this web site are not intended for public use (whether for profit or not) unless so stated, and are provided here as-is for private entertainment purposes only. All sound files retain the original copyright from their respective owners (where applicable).


Teacher Files.com   http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm  They do not release any copyrighted materials, and all images found here have been created by us or sourced from other internet locations claiming them to be free.  They may be copyrighted so I would be careful how you use this site.


Teachers Doman http://www.teachersdomain.org/  They strive to make resources on Teachers’ Domain as open as possible, but some of their featured resources come with rights restrictions. To identify open resources with one of these levels of open rights, look for the permitted-use icons in resource lists or on resource pages.


The Kidz Page     http://www.thekidzpage.com/freeclipart.htm  Some pretty specific usage instructions can be found here http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsclipart/clipterms.htm


Wisconsin Historical Society Primary Sources  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/teachers/materials.asp  Pay special attention to information with each photo to make sure it is in the public domain


University of Wisconsin Digital Collection  http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/index.shtml  Pay speical attention to information with each resource to make sure it is in the public domain





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