Try watching this video for background, then see the definitions below:
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)
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)
Public domain: Works that are not protected by copyrights. This means anyone can use them for free without breaking any laws.
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. You might want to begin your search by creating a Google Doc to help you track this information.