This guide should help you with the do's and don'ts of copyright law as it pertains to teachers and educational use.
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010
Baruch College has created this interactive guide to audio called "Copyright Metro" to help you to--
1. Decide whether or not you could use specific copyrighted media without getting permission
2. Find and request answers to questions about copyrighted media.
Click on the link below to see...
Interactive Guide to Using Copyrighted Media In Your Courses
- Archival Research Catalog
National Archives Database of various governmental and historical images, videos, sound bites. Be sure to check each resource's copyright statement.
- Creative Commons Search
Search for images, video, sounds, and more.
Be sure to select the Creative Commons option before searching! Use for photos or videos.
"FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)."
- Free Images
The only drawback is you have to join this site first.
- Free Photographs
"An online resource for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use."
- Library of Congress Collection
Produced by the Library of Congress and mostly free. Be sure to check the copyright statement before using.
- The Morgue File
"Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!"
- Google LIFE Photo Archive
Images with copyright restrictions will have a note on the actual image.
- FREE Sound Effects
A listing of sound effects for video productions.
- Freesound Project
"The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds."
"A free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples."
- Freeplay Music
Free music and sound effects.
- Free Sound Effects
"You may use the sound effects on this web site free of charge in your video, film, audio and multimedia productions..."
- Sound Effects Libraries
Free sound effects and also links to licensed providers.