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EXP-0010: Experimental College - The Science of Light

Special Considerations When Using Images, Audio, and Video

Using creative media (like images, audio, or videos) made by other people is different from using other people's research. Here are some things to consider when choosing what you include in your video:

1. Go ahead and use images, audio, and video that have a Creative Commons (CC) license. Creative Commons licenses are a way for authors to allow people to re-use their works without the restrictions of traditional Copyright.

2. Go ahead and use images, music, and video that are in the public domain. Public domain means that these documents are no longer restricted by copyright. Most works produced by the US government are also in the public domain.

3. If something does not have a CC license/is not in the public domain, it should be assumed to be protected under Copyright and you must either:

  • Ask permission before using it, OR 
  • Determine whether your use is considered a "fair use

Digital Media Specialist

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