Tag Archives: license free images

National Archives Making Thousands of Images Available via Wikimedia Commons

Adams_Boulder_Dam_1942The National Archives has uploaded thousands of images to Wikimedia Commons, making them available free of charge to the general public. 

“By uploading digital content there, we make it readily available for Wikipedia editors to embed in Wikipedia articles, making them far more visible than they are in our own catalog,” said Dominic McDevitt-Parks, digital content specialist and Wikipedian in Residence at NARA.

They intend to make thousands of more images available in the near future. You can read more about their collaboration here

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Can you use this picture?

Teaching students what images & videos they can and cannot use is the next level of digital literacy! I discuss this in my posts “How to find License Free Content for School Projects” and “How to Find License-Free Content for School.”

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In the brave, new world of social media, mashups, and instant information, it becomes very easy to intentionally or unintentionally use the intellectual property of others inappropriately.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of flow chart, an infographic perhaps, to decide how and when to use images that you might find online?

Thanks to The Visual Communication Guy, there is such a thing. The Guy created a very handy guide that will walk you and your students through the process of deciding whether you should or shouldn’t use a specific image.

use this image?

Get the full version here.

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5 Myths and Facts about Copyright and Images Online

I posted an article a few months ago entitled, “How to find License Free Material for School Projects.” I highlighted several resources educators and students can use to find License Free, non-comercial,  retired license, public domain or creative commons license content.

I recently came across a great info-graphic, “5 Myths & Facts about Copyright & Images Online.” It highlights the popular myths and possible legal consequences of using online images that isn’t licensed accordingly. Image is reproduced with permission from Legal123.au.com

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Source: Copyright Infringement: Myths vs Facts