If you’re going to create digital media with images and videos, then you need to use your own creations. It is not possible to use it all the time, so if you’re pulling down some images and videos from the web, make sure it is licensed for commercial use. If not, you will be into copyright issues. How to avoid it ? How to search for images and videos which are creative commons licensed for commercial use ?
Creative Commons licenses is like a ID card to protect from content thieves which gives authors, web publishers a tool named ‘Creative Commons Attribution License‘ where one can copy the content and use it anywhere on the web, provided they give back the original credit to the original publisher. So here is another tool from Creative commons named, Creative Commons Search.
Creative Commons Search gives you quick and easy access to the freely licensed content available from many of the world’s top content providers. The metadata attached to our licenses allow content providers easy ways to search within their libraries for licensed content.
You can search for images and videos that you can use it for commercial purpose and also you can share, use and remix. Creative Commons Search gives you a option to search eight different media hosts for Creative Commons Licensed materials.
The eight services are such as Blip.tv, Flickr, Fotopedia, Google, Google Images, Jamendo, Open Clip Art Library, SpinXpress, Wikimedia Commons. These media resources includes photos, videos, web search, music search, vector image search and wiki media search.
Creative Commons Search for Licensed Media Materials
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