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Creative Commons Search | Images from Flickr with attribution | Finding CC Images Using Advanced Google Images Search | Other Media Sources | Acknowledging Media Sources | CC Acknowledgement | Examples of How to Acknowledge Sources | C and CC | Further Information

Images and other media you use and how you use them must have the permission of the creator and you must acknowledge them as shown below.
Images and other media belonging to Creative Commons licences have certain permissions to certain uses of resources - you still need to check if the right permissions have been given before using each resource. Ways of finding Creative Commons media and how to check their permissions follow. Also see: how to acknowledge, examples and a vodcast comparing Copyright and Creative Commons.

Creative Commons Search
- Search Google Images, Flickr, Jamendo for music, SpinXpress for media, bliptv for video and more.

Embedding images from Flickr with attribution
ImageCodr - http://www.imagecodr.org/search.html - Search for Flickr images in ImageCodr.org, download code with all the attribution info. you need, embed in the cLc.

Finding Creative Commons Images using Advanced Google Images Search
Open Google Images, as above.
Click advanced search.
Choose usage rights link at bottom right: "labeled for reuse with modification", enter any other limitations and search terms.
Find an image, open it's web site, look for copyright information.
If the image is in Flickr, look under Additional Information, bottom of right column, click it's logo. This takes you to Creative Commons site. Check if free to share. If it's attribution statement is shown, it can be pasted into your assignment.

The above notes have been taken from the following podcast (Simple Creative Commons Image Search, http://www.teachertube.com/members/viewVideo.php?video_id=153151) which explains how to use Google Images Advanced Search (in Firefox, not IE) to find Creative Commons images and to find the original licence and give attribution to the original creator.

Other Media Sources
Open Education / Free for Education Resources at Smartcopying
Creative Commons Australia (http://creativecommons.org.au/)
Creative Commons homepage (http://search.creativecommons.org/) all media
Copyrightfriendly wiki (http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com) - many links to copyright friendly images, music etc
Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/) - tick box for searching only CC licensed content
YouTube Video Editor
http://www.youtube.com/editor Videos with a Creative Commons (CC) licence can be freely used and edited using the online video editor.
Image*After (http://imageafter.com/) - photos
ccmixter.com (http://ccmixter.com/) - music
Dmusic (http://www.dmusic.com/) - music
opsound (http://www.opsound.org/) - music
SoundClick (http://www.soundclick.com/default.cfm) - music
FindSounds (http://www.findsounds.com/) - sound effects and music samples
Freesound (http://www.freesound.org/) - sounds
Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/) - images, sounds and video in nature, science and society, including historical speeches.

Acknowledging Media Sources
You must always acknowledge the original creator and where you found each media item.
Add a caption underneath or beside the item, or
a citation with a reference in the bibliography.
(Note: This is also expected whenever you quote - use someone else's words, paraphrase - use someone else's ideas in your own words and summarise - create your own short account of someone else's information or ideas.)

Creative Commons Acknowledgement or Attribution
5 things to include:
  1. Credit the creator;
  2. Provide the title of the work;
  3. Provide the URL where the work is hosted;
  4. Indicate the type of licence it is available under and provide a link to the licence (so others can find out the licence terms); and
  5. Keep intact any copyright notice associated with the work.
(Adapted from pdf: How to attribute Creative Commons licensed materials for Teachers and Students (www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/webdav/shared/attribute.pdf)

Examples of How to Acknowledge
An image:
Eid Mubarak by Hamed Saber available at
under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

An image:
Vivian and the Giant Fish by Alan Bruce, available
under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 2.0
at www.flickr.com/photos/qole/2284384975
(Adapted from pdf: How to attribute Creative Commons licensed materials for Teachers and Students (www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/webdav/shared/attribute.pdf)

Copyright and Creative Commons
This podcast compares Copyright and Creative Commons. (Copyright free : Introduction to Creative Commons, http://www.teachertube.com/members/viewVideo.php?video_id=153143)

Further information:
How to Find Creative Commons Material for Teachers and Educators (http://creativecommons.ictcentre.wikispaces.net/file/view/How_to_find_Creative_Commons_material_280109.doc)
The Smartcopying web site (http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go)
Creative Commons Wiki (http://creativecommons.ictcentre.wikispaces.net/Creative+Commons+Keynote)
Logos which show that you may use the work for non-commercial reasons if acknowledged: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Using Images & Diagrams by the University of Sydney has further information useful for teachers if needing to add the Copyright notice Part VB
Created: 17/7/2010 | Last updated: 31/8/2012 | URL: http://dckclib.wikispaces.com/creativecommons
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