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Copyright: Fair Use Guidelines


In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:


(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;

(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;

(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and

(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.



Copyright Quiz - Questions and Answers (open pdf file below):


Copyright Quiz in CPS.pdf


Copyright Sharepoint


Copyright and FairUse Guidelines for Teachers






NPR - Stephen Ambrose



Database Resources for Copyright Friendly pictures, video & sound


These images and multimedia are acceptable for use in student projects provided the projects do not get posted on the Internet.


Gale Student Research Center

  • Choose below the "Basic Search" box to  limit search to multimedia


Worldbook Online

  • From the main search page, click next to "media" to limit search to graphics, video and sound.





Copyright Friendly graphics and multimedia on the Internet


How to search Google for copyright friendly multimedia.


New! Photos for Class


Joyce Valenza's Copyright Free Multimedia Links:  This library guru has done her homework!








Primary Sources:  You will need to verify copyright permissions per image, video or recording. 


Digital Library of Georgia



First person narratives of the American South



Maine Memory Network



European digital repository(similar to LOC American memories)



Civil Rights Digital Library



Opening History



Google Patents



American Memory   


Copyright Friendly Sound and Video



Creative Commons Legal Music for Videos


Wes Fryer's recommended sites for copyright friendly music

Sources of Openly Licensed Music and Sounds


New! Jamendo

  1. Podsafe Music Network

  2. CCMixter

  3. The FreeSoundProject

  4. OpSound Music

  5. MagnaTune






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