LAB TIME: 15 MINUTES
SEARCH, ASSESSMENT, AND USE OF CREATIVE COMMONS LEARNING RESOURCES
There is a plethora of content that can be used without having to seek out written permission from copyright holders. Creative Commons streamlines the process for acquiring permission to use copyrighted content. In this experimental lab, you will learn what Creative Commons is, how to find Creative Commons images on Flickr, and how to properly attribute images so you do not violate your terms of agreement when using Creative Commons content.
Step One: Search
Go to Flickr and search for an image in the search box at the upper right. Images will populate using the "Any License" filter. To the left, you can open a drop-down menu to view additional search filters.
The most basic of them is "All creative commons" which includes all Creative Commons licenses. Depending on what you would like to use the image for, you may decide to use a more specific filter such as "modifications allowed" if you want to change the image in any way, or "commercial use allowed" if you want to profit off of your use of the image. Use the filter appropriate for your use.
Step Two: Download
Once you've clicked on the image you desire to use, verify the type of license associated with it. In the example here of the International Space Station, the image is available under Creative Commons By Attribution, Non-Commercial. This means this image cannot be included in anything for sale. Since we're adding it to our course in CNM Learn, we can use this image.
Now in lower right corner, go to the download button and select the size of the image you need. In the case of CNM Learn, "medium" or "large" will work best (but depending on the purpose for the image, your size will vary).
Step Three: Credit with TASL
Giving credit where credit is due is the most important part of using Creative Commons licensed content. You must provide credit in exchange for not having to go seek out written permission to use an asset. The easiest way to fulfill your credit requirement is to use TASL:
The Whole Process in Less than 4 Minutes
Disclaimer: This web page does not offer legal advice and it is the responsibility of the user to verify that copyright has not been infringed for any asset they use.