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Image, Sound and Film Resources: Using other's work

There are free web resources that contain files in various medium for general, multi- or interdisciplinary use.

Give credit where credit is due...

Unless the media has a Creative Commons "No Rights Reserved" license you must attribute what you use.


Creative Commons allows creators to provide their work with different licenses, which in turns allows people to use the content with proper recognition.  With some license options you can reuse, remix, and/or repurpose other's content. 

Creative Commons Licenses


Photo credit: SUNY OER Services.

Creative Commons

Attribution format

To properly attribute ownership to a work it should include: 

  • The title of the work
  • The author of the work
  • Creative Commons license

All items should be linked to source.  Use as many elements are you can.  If for example, you don't have the name of the work use something like photo.  See CC wiki for best practices.

License information quick reference sheet


"Peru" by Craig J Bellamy is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Creative Commons web extention

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