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Open resources: Open Culture

About open culture

Open culture refers to the idea that knowledge should be shared, developed and enriched in an "open," collaborative manner, free from restrictive copyright laws. Here you will find multimedia objects that fall under this category, including:

  • Images
  • Music
  • Videos

Learn more

Find copyright-friendly images

These websites provide copyright-friendly images you can use freely as long as you abide by any terms of use provided by the owner of the content. 

Find copyright-friendly music

These websites provide copyright-friendly music you can use freely as long as you abide by any terms of use provided by the owner of the content.

Copyright-friendly works

Copyright-friendly works typically fall under one of the following categories, which determine the extent to whish they may be used, reused or modified.

Creative Commons: Are flexible copyright licenses that allow copyright holders to decide for themselves who can share, reuse and build upon their creative works. Learn more about Creative Commons.

Public domain: Includes works that are no longer under copright, so no permission is required. Learn more about public domain.

Find copyright-friendly video

These websites provide copyright-friendly videos you can use freely as long as you abide by any terms of use provided by the owner of the content.

Educational videos to link to

There are a number of excellent sites that provide free educational videos that you can direct students to.  These resources have terms of use that are more restrictive than open resources.  Read conditions carefully before re-using content.  Linking to the resources is acceptale!