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A Shared Culture
An overview of Creative Commons and shared culture by creativecommons.org
Lawrence Lessig on Laws that Choke Creativity
Lawrence Lessig, copyright activist, lawyer, and founder of the Creative Commons discusses the need for a shared culture in this TED Talk.
Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture
Creative Commons Basics and Licensing your Work
Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright. With a Creative Commons license you can retain copyright on your work, but allow it to be used by others in the way that you specify.
Finding Creative Commons & Public Domain Resources - General and Images
General search engines for finding Creative Commons licensed work include Creative Commons Search and using Google Advance Search and clicking to search by usage rights.
Flickr Commons (Public Domain photographs)
Flickr, in conjunction with a number of historical, educational, and archival institutions provides a number of photographs with "no known copyright restrictions". A good source of images that can be used for educational purposes. Users are also encouraged to assist with "tagging" and identifying the photos.
Flickr Creative Commons Search
Many people who upload photos to Flickr license their work as Creative Commons. Therefore, Flickr is a great place to find images to use and also a good place to contribute to the commons with your own work Another website for searching Flickr is Compfight
The Wikimedia Foundation Commons. Images and other media are either public domain or Creative Commons licensed.
Use the advanced search and limit by license type.
Finding Creative Commons & Public Domain Resources - Video and Multimedia
Finding Creative Commons and Public Domain Resources - Music and Audio
Finding Creative Commons & Public Domain Resources - Books