I Hate Copyright (How to Find Millions of Public Domain and Creative Commons Photos)


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A presentation for "Tech Talk" which describes methods for finding and using photos for your slides, blogs, courses, books which do not violated copyright.

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I Hate Copyright (How to Find Millions of Public Domain and Creative Commons Photos)

  1. 1. “I Hate Copyright” How to Find Public Domain & Creative Commons photos How to Find Public Domain & Creative Commons photos How to Find Public Domain & Creative Commons photos Larry Baker Unrestricted photo Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.
  2. 2. Larry Baker (@labcbaker) Associate Principal, Mercy High School Apple Distinguished Educator Teaches “Technology Leadership” at Madonna University
  3. 3. The Bad News about Online Images .... Photos available online fall under copyright unless licensed otherwise. “Fair Use” is fairly generous in educational settings but aren’t we preparing students for beyond school? Some of us set bad examples.
  4. 4. The Good News . . . . Almost every time I have asked to use a copyrighted photo I have received permission. There are literally millions of photos in the public domain or licensed for non-commercial use. Used with permission
  5. 5. morgueFile http://www.morguefile.com/
  6. 6. The morgueFile license *You are free to remix. *You are free to use this work for commercial purposes. *You are free to use without attribution.
  7. 7. Weaknesses . . . . Limited Selection Not very searchable Limited Educational Use Easy to drift into pay-for photos
  8. 8. Strengths . . . . Photos are completely unrestricted. The photos have high resolution Easy to download
  9. 9. Search . . . . Search “Eyes” Search Tip Choose “Most Downloads”
  10. 10. Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  11. 11. Wanna Work Together http://creativecommons.org/videos/wanna-work-together
  12. 12. Wikimedia Commons CC license *You are free to remix. *You are free to use this work for commercial purposes. *You must attribute the work
  13. 13. Weaknesses . . . . Favors lapsed copyright images Somewhat hit or miss Subject selection may be limited
  14. 14. Strengths . . . . Enormous Catalog. Varied Media. Full Metadata All licensed in Creative Commons “B-Roll video”
  15. 15. Search . . . . Search “Martin Luther King” Refine Search “Martin Luther King march” Both works in Public Domain
  16. 16. Photo by John Triffo Photo by Ben Russell Compfight http://compfight.com/ Photo by Shirley
  17. 17. The Compfight license *Creative Commons *Always available but conditions vary. *Often requires attribution.
  18. 18. Weaknesses . . . . Click here for License Click here for attribution Quality Varies Extra clicks needed for license and Photographer Clever searching required Easy to drift into copyright-protected photos
  19. 19. Strengths . . . . Millions of Photos Terrific variety All usable for noncommercial purposes Easy to link or download Photo by NASA
  20. 20. Search . . . . . “Destruction”
  21. 21. Now Search , “Wrecking Ball” “Wrecking Ball”
  22. 22. z Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/ All works in Public Domain
  23. 23. LOC Photo License Commonly Public Domain because legal claim to copyright has expired.
  24. 24. Weaknesses . . . . Difficult to get quick hits. Size/resolution vary Best for historical photos “Collections” are often by behest rather than topic.
  25. 25. Strengths . . . . Fabulous Historical Photos Very Unrestricted Use Educator Friendly Detailed metadata Public Domain
  26. 26. z Flickr: The Commons http://www.flickr.com/commons
  27. 27. z These photos are from the National Gallery, NASA, U.S. Mint0 U.S. Government: Photos & Images http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
  28. 28. “Government Work” Free to reproduce. No attribution required Free to create derivative works. Free to distribute.
  29. 29. Weaknesses No uniform features across agencies Searching difficult Quality & quantity vary across agencies
  30. 30. Strengths Largely public domain Fabulous science, art, social studies sources Some agencies like NASA organize their photos.
  31. 31. USA.gov Search #1 http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml History, Arts, Culture National Gallery “Winslow Homer” Public Domain
  32. 32. USA.gov Search #2 http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml Science and Technology NASA - Great Images “Jupiter” Government Work
  33. 33. USA.gov Search #3 http://www.usa.gov/Topic s/Graphics.shtml Environment,Energy, and Agriculture National Park Photos “Learn More”/ B-Roll Monuments / Mount Rushmore National Park Service
  34. 34. Upcoming Presentations MACUL, Grand Rapids, March 13. “ Empowering Your iWizards” ISTE, Atlanta, June 29. “Becoming a Digital School Administrator”
  35. 35. Find All Links & Slides at Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru Follow Larry @labcbaker