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FYS--First Year Seminar (Fall 2023)

Information for students about Library support for FYS

Is your use fair use?

Copyright, Public Domain & Fair Use

Creativity, Copyright, and Fair Use (by Common Sense Education, 2020)

Creative Commons licenses explained (Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand, 2011)

Music & Sound Resource Databases

Locating music or sound effects for your project requires attention to copyright and licensing. Check out this list of resources to locate audio files to support your podcast project.

Curated lists of music and sound recordings

Individual music and sound platforms

Creative Commons in a nutshell

With Creative Commons (CC) licenses, creators can choose how others may use their work. CC licensing falls between copyright and public domain. Below are the icons you will see associated with creative commons licensing across various content and how to interpret their meaning.

Attribution :
"This license allows re-users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use."

Noncommercial : 
This license allows others to copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and any derivative works created — but for noncommercial purposes only. You may not charge money or make a profit.

No Derivative Works :
This license allows others to copy, distribute, display, and perform only exact copies of your work. No derivative works are allowed.

Share Alike : 
This license allows others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work. If you make something new with content under this license, you have to share your new content with the same permission for others to use.