The internet makes copy and pasting a wide variety of materials very easy. However, many of the text, image, and video files are protected by copyright law. Click on image below to watch a funny and informative video on copyright:

Next time you are looking for image resources for your website, report, or screen saver try one of these resources for copyright free images.

Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. They provide an excellent site for searching copyright free images.

Wikimedia Commons is a  repository to make available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyonClick on the upper right hand side to go to the image directory:

The Open Clip Art Library This project aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.

Public Domain Pictures a repository for free public domain photos. You can upload your own pictures and share your work with others.

WP Clipart A collection of clipart, organized by subject, for educational and personal use.

Google’s Advanced Search also allows you to have license type (called Usage Criteria) be part of your search limits:

Happy Searching!  ~ Jess Weitz