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Copyright & Fair Use for Video Essay Projects: Copyright-friendly Resources

A guide for students on how to use copyrighted and copyright-free materials in video essays.

Suggested Sites

Suggested Sites for Public Domain or Creative Commons materials

If your goal is to use copyrighted materials to establish mood or convey an emotional tone, your use may not fall under allowable Fair Use practices.  Consider using materials in the public domain or Creative Commons license instead. The following is a list of recommended sites.

* Be sure to verify any copyright statements or conditions of use before using any materials.