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RCI Creative Commons or copyright-free sources for media online

Images, text, and music: you must not copy text nor take images or music from other websites (or anywhere!) without explicit permission and clear attribution. This is a legal violation of copyright.

You can do the following:

  1. Use materials from Open Source or Copyright-free sites. Here are a few:
    1. http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ This site might be the easiest to find images you can use legally, by giving appropriate attribution. I found photos under each religion by doing a Search in each type of license section.
    2. www.pics4learning.com/index.php Pics for Learning
    3. www.pppst.com/clipart.html Free Original Clipart for Kids, Teachers, Parents
    4. https://sites.google.com/site/educlibrary/home/text-and-images/images-websites
    5. Canadian ClipArt - installed on most TDSB computers
    6. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/?CTT=97 Microsoft's images and clip art
    7. http://freeplaymusic.com/search/  
    8. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/libraries/library_files/Digital.pdf several sites with images, cite as listed in each source.
    9. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=41&menuid=16688&pageid=14761  
    10. Classical Music Open Source http://www.musopen.com/  
    11. http://librarianbyday.net/2009/09/how-to-attribute-a-creative-commons-photo-from-flickr/  
    12. http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/ wiki full of links to copyright friendly images and sounds resources. With proper attribution (in some cases no attribution) the images and sounds found in the links can be used for websites, blogs, podcasts, and other multimedia presentations.
    13. http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbworks.com/Copyright+Friendly+Image+Sources  
    14. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/11/the-best-online-sources-for-images/ 

  2. More information about Canadian copyright issues:
    1. Canada’s new copyright law and how it effects students and teachers: www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/crp-prda.nsf/eng/rp01185.html
    2. http://www.accesscopyright.ca/
    3. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=41&menuid=16688&pageid=14761  
    4. https://sites.google.com/site/educlibrary/home/the-law  
    5. Comic Lifehttp://plasq.com/education/sourcingimages/   
    6. http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/12/copyrightmatters.pdf  

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