Copyright Info for Students
"Fair Use" rules are copyright rules for students and teachers. You may use the following without making a copyright violation:
See our Research page for help citing sources.*
"Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet,
and the World Wide Web." University of Maryland
University College. University of Maryland, 2009.
Web. 7 Dec. 2009.
"Copyright Information." Norcross High School. Norcross
High School, 2005. Web. 7 Dec. 2009
Don't Break Copyright Laws! Instead of Google Images, try these royalty-free image sites:
Pics4learning: Free educational images with no copyright restriction
School Clipart: Free educational clipart for students and teachers
PicSearch: image search engine with more than 3,000,000,000 pictures
Wikimedia Commons: Access to free images and media
Flickr: Photosharing community containing creative commons licensing with FREE pictures (blocked for students at school)
FlickrStorm: An easier way to search the flickr web site
Phillip Martin Clip Art- Free clip art, newsletters, or any other publication.
Clker: More free clipart
Free Icons: Download over 31,504 free icons or browse free icon set
Stock.xchn: Sign up for a username and password to use many high quality photos for free.
Ookaboo: Free stock photos available without copyright watermarks
Veezzle: Free stock photo search engine
Pixabay.com: Browse through thousands of public domain images
Unrestricted Stock: Find graphic images, icons, photos and even hand drawn images for free (use this on your personal- not school- computer since it has downloads)
Britannica Image Quest: Access to more than 2 million rights cleared images and easily copy and paste the MLA Works Cited entry for each image into your Easybib account. You will need a password to access this site from home. Get this from the media center.
Don't get caught pirating music from the internet! Instead try using these sites for free music downloads for your presentations.
FreePlayMusic- (Tech Tool from 3/2/13) Get around pesky copyright laws by getting free high-quality, royalty-free music. Choose from Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, Techno, search by mood and much more!
AirCraftMusiclibrary- Another free music site
Incompetech: More royalty free music
Mobygratis: Free music
Can I Use It?
Can I Use It? Checklist for Copyright Clearance
Fair Use Evaluator
Copyright Genie: Take the magic out of the copyright laws by consulting the genie to clear up tricky copyright confusion.
Useful Copyright Links:
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright Cartoon
Copyright Basics at Copyright Kids!
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
Copyright for Students
Copyright Crash Course
Copyright - Cyberbee
U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use
Copyright and Fair Use Resources
Kristen's Protopage: Resources for Teachers
Scopus ICT: Copyright on the internet
Copy Right Friendly
Creative Commons Links