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Royalty Free/Public Domain materials

 

This is a page devoted to listing sources of photos, sound recordings and videos that to the best of my knowledge may be reused without payment to a copyright holder. I'm not guaranteeing this. Please make sure you check the terms of use section of the site you are visiting. If you have reason to believe that a majority of materials on a given site require fees for use, please let me know.

 

 

Photos

 

  • Alaska Photo Library - From the website in answer to whether someone can use these pictures in projects: "Yes, in most cases. All photos in this library may be used for research, education, and critique purposes. This is commonly referred to as "Fair Use." No photos may be used for commercially sold products, for political purposes or to depict Alaska in a negative light." Photo library heavy on scenary and wildlife. Searchable by drop down boxes.
  • DefenseLink Images - Public domain military photos from the Department of Defense. Keyword searchable and browseable by many topics including: holidays, competitions, weapons systems, humanitarian aid, specialized vehicles and more.
  • Flickr's Creative Commons pool - Searchable and browseable database of licensed photos from this photo sharing service. Note: Most State of Alaska employees will require a WebSense waiver to access this site. Follow instructions on bandwidth management screen.
  • OpenPhoto - Hundreds of stock photos licensed for free commercial and non-commercial use. Images include scenary, objects, wildlife and more.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library - Description and Terms of Use from website:  "These images provide a visual history of the discovery, development, and sciences of the United States and its Geological Survey. Some photographs have been used in USGS publications, but most have never been published. Currently, this website represents less than 10 percent of the Library's images with approximately 30,000 photographs on-line. Please visit the "Latest Additions" menu at the top of this page for regular updates of photographs to the website. All photographs within this collection are public domain; therefore, signed releases, permissions, and payment for use or reproduction are not required." Credit to individual photographers is requested.
  • U.S. Government Photos and Graphics - Links to federal photo libraries, mostly public domain. Check individual sites for details. Links include African American Activists, Astrogeology Research Program, Earth as Art, Indian Health Service and more.

 

Music/Sound Recordings

 

 

 

Videos

 

Videos from the US Government via usa.gov - From the website, "Most of these videos are available for use in the public domain, and you may use and reproduce them without permission or fee. However, some videos may be protected by license. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the disclaimers on each site before use." Videos include footage on space, aging, homeland security, food safety, public buildings and more.

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