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Copyright Friendly Resources for Media Projects  

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Welcome to your guide for finding copyright friendly resources to use in your media projects.

Whether you need photos, music, or video, the sources here will lead you to work that is appropriate to use without the permission* of the author/creator.

Click below to start searching, or learn more about copyright stipulations including works in the Public Domain, Fair Use & Copyright, and Creative Commons Licensing.




Creative Commons License


Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962. Synthetic polymer on thirty-two canvases.
Each canvas 20 x 16 inches.
photo by profzucker

Although you may use many works without the permission of the author, you still need to cite your sources and/or credit the author.

  • About Copyright Friendly Permissions
    Learn more about Public Domain, Fair Use, and Creative Commons Licensing and when it is okay to use images, media, and film without permission of the copyright holder.
  • Find Images
    Photographs, graphics, art, and other images to use in your work.
  • Find Music & Sound Effects
    Music, Sound Clips, and other Audio to use in your work.
  • Find Film & Video
    Find film and video clips to mix or embed in your project.
  • Related Guides
    Links to our citation and writing guide, and also academic integrity and plagiarism guide.

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If you have a favorite online media resource not listed here, please submit it to our research guide below!


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