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Copyright, Fair Use & the Public Domain
News and info
Fake or Legit? Evaluating News Sources
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
Free to use licenses from Creative Commons that encourage open sharing of content
Creative Commons Search
Lists a number of search engines that can help you locate content to use in commercial or educational projects, including images, photographs, music, and video.
Over 24 million freely available media files
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Nonprofit organization addressing user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.
Community network for scholars, students, and practitioners in media studies, promoting exploration of new forms of publishing within the field.
Women's Media Center
Non-profit progressive women's media organization that aims to make women visible and powerful in the media.
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
Good source of projects, white papers, and legal proceedings
Center for Digital Storytelling
Digital story collection with themes on Family, Healing, and Human Rights.
New Media Projects
On The Media (WNYC.org)
Part of the ground-breaking radio programs and podcasts for public radio, OTM is a weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): Ideas Worth Spreading
Nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
Our Digital Lives
Playlist of TED talks that explore how the Internet and social media are shaping our relationships, personal lives and sense of self.
Blog and other resources curated by David Gauntlett, Professor of Creativity and Design at University of Westminster, UK.
Virtual Revolution (BBC)
Charts two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides
Authentic History Center
Tells the story of the United States primarily through popular culture
Four Factor Verification of Fair Use