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Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

Includes fair use and creative commons resources to use in your assignments

What is Public Domain?

Public Domain Creative Commons License


The creator has given up their rights to their work so everyone can use their work. You can copy, change, and distribute the work without asking for permission and for both commercial and noncommercial purposes.


Image Resources for Your Projects Based on Public Domain

Wikimedia Commons: DOUBLE CHECK the license for images at the bottom of the file's page.

Unsplash: Make sure you turn on the "Free" option in the License filter when searching for images. Read the Unsplash license.

Flickr Commons: Make sure you select the "No known copyright restrictions" filter when searching for images.

Public Domain Pictures: Choose the "Free Download" button after you select your image.

Public Domain Vectors

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