We are huge fan of the Everything is a Remix project by Kirby Ferguson but with the busy semester completely missed the release of part 4, System Failure. So if you haven’t seen it yet check it out.
Different Style Options
Music-Sound Effects CCMixter-variety of music styles
Moby Gratis – Free music from your favorite Electronica artist (yeah, that guy)
Museopen-free classical works
Free Sound Project-Authentic Sound Effects
Fair Use Checklist-Help deciding if you can use a copyrighted work in your project
Multiple Media Types
“A database of 4,909,797 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.”
A database containing the text of over 30,000 (primarily public domain) books.
U.S. Government Photos and Images:
Most, but not all of these, will be public domain. So check the license terms for the particular site you are in.
The Library of Congress has a Flickr site and “[a]lthough the Library of Congress does not grant or deny permission to use photos, the Library knows of no copyright restrictions on the publication, distribution, or re-use of these photos. “:
1. CCmixter – Music
2. Freesound – Sound Effects
3. PDSound – Sound Effects
4. Sound Bible – Sound Effects
5. Public Domain Information Project – Music & Sheet music
7. ibeat – free beats, loops & breaks
8. Free Music Archive – Music
Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University provides this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.
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