Creative Commons is a licensing structure where people provide permission to use their copyrighted content ahead of time. There are six licenses:
Basically, you already have permission to use media you find on the Internet with a Creative Commons license. You need to follow the license.
Learning resources information
Here is more to read about creative commons and why you should be using it.
- What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?
- The Creative Commons and the Power of Open
- 7 things you should know about… Creative Commons
Creative Commons Resources
Here are various creative common resources for your use.
- The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix
- How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions
- Digital Literacy: Find Free (and Legal) Images for Your Classroom
- Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users
- The Best Online Sources For Images
- 30+ Places To Find Creative Commons Media
Here is a collection of videos that will help you better understand creative commons.