Sites for finding material for Reusing or Remixing

I working with a number of year 7 classes on different aspects of the research process. After we looked at search engines and hoax sites we got on to the topic of Creative Commons. I talked about Creative Commons after they started to discuss what they could legally copy and what they could not use. It was a fascinating discussion and they were all very interested and engaged in the conversation about what you can do and what you should do. The bottom line was, however, they are all very happy to use things legally, they just need to know where they can get the appropriate maerial.I have creatd a Creative Commons site on our intranet and put out a couple of pages  to explain the symbols and give links to sites they can use. Below are the sites I have given them.

There is more inormation about Creative Commons licences here

Music and sound

  • CCMixter Creative Commons’ own music site.  It is used for listening to, posting, sampling and remixing music with CC licenses.
  • Freesound A good source of sound effects and background noises the Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, and other sounds. All available for reuse.
  • Jamendo All the music shared at this site is free and licensed under some form of Creative Commons license.
  • Magnatune No paid license is required for people using this music to create new works for noncommercial use
  • Opsound A Creative Commons music archive
  • Pool An ABC-run multimedia site that includes lots of CC-licensed user-generated video, music, art and text, as well as increasing amounts of CC material from the ABC’s own archives. Images,video,music,text
  • SoundSnap Offers CC sound effects and loops
  • SoundTransit An archive of “field recordings” from various locations around the world published under a CC Attribution licence

 Graphics and photos

  • Flickr Searches for CC licensed or public domain photos can be done using the advanced search page of this popular site.
  • OpenPhoto A moderated photo community where you can browse licensed images, within various categories, learn the licensing terms for each one, and download the ones you want along with the CC code to go with it.
  • Picture Australia Australian themed images hosted by the National Library of Australia. Some images are CC licensed.
  • Pool An ABC-run multimedia site that includes lots of CC-licensed user-generated video, music, art and text, as well as increasing amounts of CC material from the ABC’s own archives. Images,video,music,text

Video and Mixed media

  • blip.tv  A video sharing site, with the aim to provide a home and support to budding artists, hosts video performances licensed under of a variety of different terms. It includes a lot of CC licensed material.
  • Engagemedia An Australian-based site which distributes videos about social justice and environmental issues in the Asia Pacific. All videos are CC licensed.
  • Internet Archive  An extensive internet library, containing materials from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and a variety of historical collections. The Internet Archive features open audio, music, texts, images, historical video footage, and more.
  • kitZu This collection of free, school-oriented, copyright-friendly media resources organizes its photos, illustrations, animations,documents and video and audio clips into “kits” related to different themes or curriculum topics.
  • Pool An ABC-run multimedia site that includes lots of CC-licensed user-generated video, music, art and text, as well as increasing amounts of CC material from the ABC’s own archives. Images,video,music,text
  • FilmWikiCC CC wiki listing notable CC licensed films.
  • Wikimedia Commons A CC database of useable media files
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3 Responses

  1. Rhonda,
    Thanks for this-very useful,
    Regards,
    Anne Weaver
    http://readingpower.wordpress.com/

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