Copyright: The legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, or sell the contents and form of a literary, musical, or artistic work. (Merriam-Webster)
Public domain: Works that are not protected by copyright. This means anyone can use them for free without breaking any laws.
Creative Commons: Works that are copyrighted, but that the author or creator has agreed to let other people use, with certain conditions. Authors choose from these conditions:
- Attribution (say whose work it is and where you got it)
- Non-Commercial (you can't use it to make money)
- No Derivative Works (you can't change it in any way)
- Share Alike (you have to agree to share whatever you create)
Most of the images I used in my Animoto were from the Creative Commons. This video will give us a little more information:
Remember, you might need to look in more than one place to find what you're looking for. Thinking about your keywords will help you find better results.
Important: You must keep track of the creator, title, and web address of all the photos you use, as well as a short explanation of why you included that picture. To help you track this information, I have created an Animoto Image Attributions template. Just like with the READ poster template, you must sign in using your Google email, then click to "Make a copy" of the template in the document's File menu.