Post your favorite sources for copyright safe materials here.


Key Concepts & Principles

Copyright Chart Page 1 (PDF)
Copyright Chart Page 2 (PDF)

A Fairy Use Tale

Copyright & Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web


CopyrightFriendlyLogo.jpg - Links to a variety of websites with copyright-friendly images from Springfield Township High School's Virtual Library

CreativeCommonsSearch.png - Creative Commons Search

CulturallyAuthenticPictorialLexiconLogo.png - A database of culturally authentic Creative Commons images, organized by language and topic

FlickrCreativeCommonsLogo.png - Search for Flickr photos with Creative Commons licenses

ImagesToTeachLanguagesLogo.jpg - A Flickr group dedicated to collecting images for language teaching and learning

MorgueFileLogo.png - Copyright safe, royalty free images

PublicDomainPicturesLogo.jpg - A collection of photos in the public domain

RealiaProjectLogo.jpg - Royalty free images for classroom use from a variety of countries

StockXchngLogo.gif - Has lots of professional photos from Spanish-speaking countries--look for the terms of use--standard license means you can use it in your PowerPoints and etc. Sometimes you just need to notify the photographer (using the comments feature)


  • Arabic - General images related to Arabic culture







VisualsForForeignLanguageInstruction.gif - Extensive, searchable collection of drawings teachers can use to create materials for world language classes

Multimedia (Audio & Video)

cc-mixter-logo.png - A Creative Commons project that lets you download, remix, and share music (including songs from popular artists)

CommunityVideoLogo.jpg - Community Video, an Internet Archive Project that allows you to download video for free (check the Creative Commons Licenses on each one to see if you can modify it)

FreesoundLogo.jpg - Free, copyright safe sounds (i.e., sound effects, not music)

JamendoLogo.png - Free, copyright safe music

MusopenLogo.jpg - Free classical music, searchable by composer, genre, form, instrument, performer, and period

OpenSourceFilmLogo.jpg - Wikipedia article with links to open source films

PlaylistLogo.jpg - Allows you to stream copyright safe music from your wiki or website


FairUseRepositoryLogo.jpg - A collection of documents in the public domain

LibraryOfCongressLogo.jpg - Collections of primary source documents and multimedia materials from American history including ads, culture, literature, maps, music, etc.

LibrivoxLogo.jpg - Audiobooks in a variety of languages

ProjectGutenbergLogo.jpg - Free, downloadable e-books of texts in the public domain

More information


CyberbeeLogo.jpg - Interactive game with simple questions and answers about copyright

Digizen.jpg - Derechos de autor, uso justo, y TEACH Act