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We live in a great time, when it is possible to share images, movies, podcasts and more in an instant, but that makes it more important than ever that we understand where our creativity infringes on the rights of others. Technology is an outstanding tool to inspire innovation and creativity--but only when it's used responsibly.
The resources on this page do not represent legal advice, but they can help you to begin educating yourself on the fair use of resources. 
Information provided by the United States Copyright Office



Understanding Copyright

Copyright Clearance Center has created a video that discusses copyright and the use of the materials of others without permission. Each student should watch this video before beginning work on the project. 

Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Basics



Creative Commons

To prevent issues with using copyrighted information, look for Creative Commons licenses. This video will explain how Creative Commons works. Check it out and use the links below as well as the copyright free images on the "Images" and "Sounds" tabs to gather resources for your project. 

Creative Commons Licences

Creative Commons Video available here


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