Australian Copyright Council provides information about legal usage of resources for staff and students of educational institutions. Licences paid by schools allows for significant rights for educational use. Students must comply with the usage for research and study. Check what is permissable with the information sheets available.
Creative Commons is an international non profit organisation which provides free licences for creators to use when making their work available to the public. These licences allow the creator to give permission, in advance, to use the work under certain conditions.
1. Attribution - You can copy, adapt, modify and publish or publicly communicate to others on any terms
2. Attribution Share Alike - You can copy, enhance and redistrube, but you must make new work available on the same licence terms as the original
3. Attribution No Derivatives - You can copy, but not change. Redistribute only in original form.
4. Attribution Non Commercial - You can copy, enhance, redistribute. License to others on any terms.
5. Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike - You can copy, enhance redistribute but must make the new work available on the same licence terms as the original.
6. Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives - You can copy but not enhance. Redistribute only in original form.
Some 'free for education' or open source material for images:
Pics4Learning - intended for students and teachers in educational institutions
Burningwell - free to download, copy and use
Openclipart - Clip art that can be used free for any use
Trove - National Library of Australia - Source of images, past and present. Photographs, objects, maps and works of art
Australian Screen - Film clips from Australian films selected for educational value and permitted to be used for education purposes
VADS - Online resource for Visual Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art - limited personal educational use
CSIRO Science Image database - for images relating to all aspects of Science and Technology - plants, animals, landscapes, food, people, buildings, textiles, transport, equipment, fire, water
Some 'free for education' or open source material for music:
Free Music Archive - Creative Commons - share, remix, reuse
Jamendo - Each work has a link which must be checked to ensure you are following the terms and conditions for use of each.
Use this list of Free for Education resourcs to ensure you are respecting Intellectual Property and Copyright
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