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Finding Copyright Friendly Images to Use in School Projects

Images, like written words, have copyright unless the creator of the image releases some of their rights. To release copyright people can post images using a Creative Commons License. If they use a Creative Commons license they can decide whether or not others can use their work to make money and/or make changes or remix their original images. When using Creative Commons licensed images (or other works) you should always provide attribution to the original creator of the work.

To learn more about the Creative Commons Licenses click here.

To find images with Creative Commons licenses you can use the following resources:
Google Image Search:
Use Advanced Image Search. Before you complete your search scroll down to the "usage rights:" and select the appropriate license.

Flickr Image Search:
Use Flickr's Advanced Image Search. Before you complete your search scroll down to Creative Commons and check the appropriate boxes.

FlickrCC:
The FlickrCC website allows you to search only Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr. It also provides an attribution that can be copied and pasted into your project.

Creative Commons Search:
Use the Creative Commons Search page to find images, music and more that can be used in your projects. Type in your search query and select which resource to use on that site.

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