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Creative Commons & Copyright-- Who cares?

Why are we so determined to teach you to use Creative Common licensed images?  Too many reasons to list here!  But, here's our top three list:

1)  You can easily and confidently find images that artists are not only allowing- but encouraging you to use in your new project!

2)  It makes you into an ethical user of other people's work-- no more stealing!

3)  It gives artists a way to find a new audience-- and gain popularity!  When you use their work- AND GIVE THEM CREDIT- more viewers will seek out the artists' other projects.  Artists + publicity= love (and maybe $ if they can sell their works later!)


Creative Commons Music

Free Music Archive

On this site you can search by genre (link towards the top right).  See screenshot below.  When you find a song you like you can download it to use in your project.  Be sure to keep a record of the song title, artist, and the full url where you found the song.  You'll need these things for your citations.


Da Font

Because sometimes you want more than Times New Roman, or Garibaldi PT!  (While we're at it, please never use Comic Sans--it's Ms. Mac's least favorite font!)

This site has 17, 393 fonts!  Seriously!  It's AHH-mazing.

Directions for downloading to a Mac OS Computer:

1) Visit the site, and find the font you want.

2) Click "download" button

3) The font will be inside a ".zip" file folder

4) "Unzip" the file folder ***see directions below***

5) After the file is unzipped the folder will contain multiple versions of the font- bold, italics, etc.  Double-click the one you want.

6) A new window will open showing the font, and there will be an "Install Font" button

7) The font should now appear in your "Font Book" when you select the "All Fonts" collection

      *** Don't know about Font Book application?  Here's a little explanation and FAQs link ******

Unzipping a folder- one free way for Macs

This is not the only way-- I'm just giving you one quick option.  You can also just google unzipping file- Mac for more free programs.

1) StuffIt Expander Mac-- will allow you to download the Expander for free.

2) After installing it that "Expander" Icon will be on your desktop.  Drag the .zip folder onto the Expander icon.

3) The Expander will ask where you want to save the unzipped folder- choose your location.

4) To see the files in the unzipped folder simply open the folder.  To install a font jump to step 5- above.


Creative Commons- What is it? Why do we care?


Google Advanced Image Search- Creative Commons Sharing Images


You will still need to collect the required citation information from the image-- including artist's name, name of image, date, website name where image was posted, date you found it, etc.  See you MLA Image citation handout for all the details!


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