There are multiple layers of copyright on recorded music. The composer owns the score, the musician owns the performance, and the publisher owns the recording. If you simply wish to play music in the classroom for an audience primarily consisting of students, this use of the music is permitted under the copyright act as “in furtherance of an education object”. If you wish to modify the music, play clips of the music and adapt the music by attaching it as a file to a presentation or video, you may do so with the following stipulations:
- your use is noncommercial,
- you give attribution,
- your use does not harm the creator’s ability to market their work,
- your copy of the music was legally obtained (Bill C-11 Section 29.21)
- Search Jamendo - for music to use in projects.
- Also CCMixter - Download clips of music to insert into your Photostory or podcasting projects.
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- The image is your own creation such as a photograph or a drawing.
- The image is in public domain; for example, a “stop” sign or the “Mona Lisa.”
You need permission to digitize and/or manipulate the image if:
- The image you want to use is from a printed source (and not in public domain) such as a book or magazine.
- The image is an original photograph.
- You found the image on the internet. Much content on the internet is already infringing copyright and the fact that someone else has used an image (with or without permission) does not mean that you may also. However, you may use free clip art.
Finding digital images which are free to use:
Check out these websites for free to use images:
- Free Tiiu Pix - hundreds of free, high resolution images in sixteen main categories.
- Classroom Clipart– Free clipart images. Browse by category.
- School Clip Art– Great site for free school clip art.
- FreePhoto– Contains thousands of nice quality images
- Pics4learning -Many pictures in different categories
- Free Stock Photos– Download stock photographs absolutely free for use in any website or publications you wish – personal or commercial
- Ookaboo– Creative commons (free) site for finding great images for class work.
- Free Photo Bank– Easy way to find creative common images.
- Cyclo.ps– Search engine that searches the most popular free image engines around and provides one-stop shopping
- Veezzle– Wonderful free stock photo search engine
- Digital Saskatchewan– Images, movies, and sounds from Saskatchewan and around the world.
- Image Chef– Have students create their own images for their blogs.
- Fodey – Newspaper Clipping Generator and more…
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