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“I Hate Copyright”
How to Find Public Domain &
Creative Commons photos
How to Find Public Domain &
Creative Commons photos...
Larry Baker (@labcbaker)
Associate Principal, Mercy
High School
Apple Distinguished
Educator
Teaches “Technology
Leadershi...
The Bad News about Online Images
....
Photos available online fall under copyright
unless licensed otherwise.
“Fair Use” i...
The Good News . . . .
Almost every time I have
asked to use a
copyrighted photo I have
received permission.
There are lite...
morgueFile
http://www.morguefile.com/
The morgueFile license

*You are free to remix.
*You are free to use this work
for commercial purposes.
*You are free to u...
Weaknesses . . . .
Limited Selection
Not very searchable
Limited Educational Use
Easy to drift into
pay-for photos
Strengths . . . .

Photos are completely
unrestricted.
The photos have high
resolution
Easy to download
Search . . . .
Search “Eyes”
Search Tip
Choose “Most
Downloads”
Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Wanna Work Together
http://creativecommons.org/videos/wanna-work-together
Wikimedia Commons CC license

*You are free to remix.
*You are free to use this work
for commercial purposes.
*You must at...
Weaknesses . . . .
Favors lapsed
copyright images
Somewhat hit or miss
Subject selection may
be limited
Strengths . . . .
Enormous Catalog.
Varied Media.
Full Metadata
All licensed in
Creative Commons
“B-Roll video”
Search . . . .
Search “Martin Luther
King”
Refine Search
“Martin Luther King
march”
Both works in Public Domain
Photo by John
Triffo

Photo by Ben Russell

Compfight
http://compfight.com/

Photo by Shirley
The Compfight license

*Creative Commons
*Always available but conditions vary.
*Often requires attribution.
Weaknesses . . . .
Click here
for License
Click here for
attribution

Quality Varies
Extra clicks needed for license
and P...
Strengths . . . .

Millions of Photos
Terrific variety
All usable for noncommercial purposes
Easy to link or download

Pho...
Search . . . . . “Destruction”
Now Search ,
“Wrecking Ball”
“Wrecking Ball”
z

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/
All works in Public Domain
LOC Photo License

Commonly Public Domain
because legal claim to
copyright has expired.
Weaknesses . . . .

Difficult to get quick hits.
Size/resolution vary
Best for historical photos
“Collections” are often b...
Strengths . . . .

Fabulous Historical Photos
Very Unrestricted Use
Educator Friendly
Detailed metadata

Public Domain
z

Flickr: The Commons
http://www.flickr.com/commons
z

These photos are from the National Gallery, NASA, U.S.
Mint0

U.S. Government: Photos & Images
http://www.usa.gov/Topic...
“Government Work”
Free to reproduce.
No attribution
required
Free to create
derivative works.
Free to distribute.
Weaknesses
No uniform features
across agencies
Searching difficult
Quality & quantity vary
across agencies
Strengths

Largely public domain
Fabulous science, art,
social studies sources
Some agencies like NASA
organize their phot...
USA.gov Search #1

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
History, Arts, Culture
National Gallery
“Winslow Homer”
Public...
USA.gov Search #2

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
Science and Technology
NASA - Great Images
“Jupiter”
Governmen...
USA.gov Search #3
http://www.usa.gov/Topic
s/Graphics.shtml
Environment,Energy, and
Agriculture
National Park Photos
“Lear...
Upcoming Presentations
MACUL, Grand Rapids,
March 13. “ Empowering
Your iWizards”
ISTE, Atlanta, June 29.
“Becoming a Digi...
Find All Links & Slides at
Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru
Larry’s Opinion Drive-thru

Follow Larry @labcbaker
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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

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