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Copyright: Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons?

Using Images Freely

 

Why do I need to be careful about which kinds of images I choose to include in my work?

Images are subject to the laws of copyright and intellectual property.

Below is a list of links that you can use to find images. Most of these links will be non-copyrighted images that are free to use.

 

Free image Resources

What is a Creative Commons License?

Creative Commons licenses provide a standardized way for authors and creators to grant the public permission to share and use their creative works. Creative Commons licenses mix and match the following elements:

 

attribution symbol Attribution (BY)
Give credit to the original author
share alike symbol Share Alike (SA)
Distribute derivative works under the same license
non-commercial symbol Non-Commercial (NC)
Only use the work for noncommercial purposes
no derivatives symbol No Derivatives (ND)
Only use verbatim copies of the work

Choose a Creative Commons License:

CC BY license

Give credit to the original author

CC BY ND license

Give credit to the original author, only use verbatim copies of the work

CC BY SA license

Give credit to the original author, distribute derivative works under the same license

CC BY NC SA license

Give credit to the original author, only use the work for noncommercial purposes, distribute derivative works under the same license

CC BY NC license

Give credit to the original author, only use the work for noncommercial purposes

CC BY NC ND license

Give credit to the original author, only use the work for noncommercial purposes, Only use verbatim copies of the work

Creative Commons LicenseAttribution: Open Educational Resources (OER) by UWM Libraries and Kristin Woodward is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 


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