Quick Reference Guide to Finding Creative Commons Material

Appendix description or content:

Quick Reference Guide to Finding Creative Commons Material

for Teachers and Students

This information guide was jointly developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation through Creative Commons Australia and the Copyright Advisory Group of the Ministerial Council of Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs.

You can find this and other Creative Commons fact sheets at http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/956. For further information contact Creative Commons Australia at info@creativecommons.org.au.



Information about Creative Commons

        http://www.creativecommons.org – CC international site

        http://www.creativecommons.org.au  - CC Australia site

        http://www.icommons.org – iCommons – CC-founded open source community

        http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Curators - List of sites which host CC-licensed material


Search tools for finding Creative Commons and open access resources

These sites have material which is searchable by how they can be used, including whether they are under a Creative Commons licence:

        http://search.creativecommons.org/ - main CC search engines

        http://unlockingip.org/au/ - search engine for Australian open content material

        http://www.google.com.au/advanced_search – Google advanced-search allows you to search for material based on its “usage rights”

        http://search.yahoo.com/web/advanced – yahoo advanced-search allows you to search for CC licensed material only

        http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/  - allows you to search the Flickr photo archive for CC material

        http://blip.tv/posts/ - video site that allows you to search based on licence

        http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ - internet browser with a built in CC search function

        http://www.owlmm.com/ - Owl offers a next generation music discovery engine which compares your favourite songs to thousands of others to find similar songs, all of which are CC licensed


Web resources where all material is CC licensed or open access


        http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Books - CC wiki listing notable CC licensed books

        http://freewords.org/freepress/ - an artistic project which releases an eclectic mix of writing under CC licensing

        http://www.austlii.edu.au/ - collection of Australian state and federal legislation, case law and journals. AustLII participates in the free access to law movement.



        http://www.geograph.org.uk/ - photographs of the British Isles all under CC licences

        http://openphoto.net/ - a moderated photo community with over 3000 CC licensed photos in various categories



        http://ccmixter.org – CC sound remix tool and archive

        http://www.opsound.com – CC music archive

        http://www.magnatune.com – CC record label

        http://jamendo.org – CC music distribution site

        http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/ - collaborative database of CC licensed sounds

        http://cchits.org/ - collaborative podcast where users can contribute, find, and share music under CC licences

        http://www.artistserver.com/ - music community

        http://soundtransit.nl/ - archive of “field recordings” from various locations around the world published under a CC Attribution licence



        http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Film - CC wiki listing notable CC licensed films.

        http://www.revver.com – advertising supported CC video site

        http://elephantsdream.org - Elephants Dream, open source film

        http://www.overmundo.com.br/overblog/cafune-na-rede - Cafune, feature-length CC film

        http://www.oddjobjack.com/freejack.php - Master flash files and bitmaps of every piece of art used in the Odd Job Jack cartoon, available under a CC licence.



        http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html - provides free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.

        http://www.opendoar.org/ - a directory of open access academic repositories, featuring collections such as:

o   http://www.tlrp.org/ - the Teaching and Learning Research Programme supports and develops the UK's educational research to improve outcomes for learners of all ages.

o   http://www.hsdvl.org/ - the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, has built an extensive collection of digital video materials supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education reform.

        http://www.overmundo.com.br/banco/banco.php - Overmundo Banco de Cultura - Brazilian multi-format CC archive (in Portuguese, but you can view the licences in English).



        http://www.berkleeshares.com/ - provides music lessons in text, audio and video format under CC licence.


Web resources where some material is CC licensed or open access Images

        http://www.flickr.com – online photo album – CC licensed material can be accessed via the main site, or through a dedicated portal at http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

        http://www.pictureaustralia.org – Australian themed images, some of which are CC licensed. Includes the following Flickr groups:

o      People, places and events - http://www.flickr.com/groups/83633840@N00/

o      Australia Day - http://www.flickr.com/groups/69431001@N00/



        http://www.blip.tv – free video distribution site



        http://www.archive.org/ - The Internet Archive is an internet library, hosting thousands of CC-licensed and Public Domain video, audio, and text items.

        http://secondlife.com – Second Life, a resident built virtual world, which allows open licensing for content created in the world

        http://www.remixreading.org/ - Remix Commons is a network of free culture projects in the UK

        http://openclipart.org - Open Clip Art Library

        http://www.lightandmatter.com/ - The Light and Matter series of introductory physics textbooks is available for free under a CC licence.