Copyright and Creative Commons
When you find something on the Internet, this only gives you permission to view it. If you want to share it, re-use it (for example in a PowerPoint or document), or remix it (e.g. combining two images), you need to make sure that the creator is okay with your intended use. You can use the creation (image, video, sound, song, etc.) if:
- a Creative Commons license exists for the work and gives you permission
- the creator says it’s ok
- you pay for a license for the intended use
I advise students to look for Creative Commons licenses when looking for multimedia for projects. I encourage them to create and make their own product if they cannot find one that they are permitted to use.