Media for “Free”: Fair Use

Are you creating a podcast? Building a website? Making a movie? Make sure that when you create something, the media you use is available under Fair Use. You can use the following search sites to find media which is in the public domain or licensed to be used by others.

Copyright Friendly Music and Sound:

Creative Commons – Search: This is not a search engine, but an easy way to access website which allow you to search by Creative Commons licensed materials.

Machinamasound: From their FAQs, “All our music is…”Royalty Free”, and the free music is released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.”

CompFight: A image search engine with Creative Commons filters

FreeSound: Just sounds! “Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds” (from the front page).

Internet Archive: Music, Video, Text and more! “The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format”(from the About Us page).

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