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Copyright & Fair Use Basics
What is Fair Use?
You can pay to stream music legally from Apple Music, Google Play Music and Spotify. However, you can't upload music found on these sites to projects etc. For free, open access resources check out the following:
Film & Image Resources
Digital Theater +
Swank: Film Streaming
Teachers: use below instructions for assigning films.
Reach out to Charlotte or Alicia for your username/password.
Student Username: TNSStudent
Student Password: Student1
Digital Public Library of America
includes digitized primary source sets.
Articles, photos, maps, and transcripts from magazines, newspapers, radio and television news programs, and reference books
Free embeddable images.
Millions of rights-cleared images from one trusted site
Smithsonian Open Access
Allows you to download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images. Also includes a free open access tool to build lessons and remote projects. This resource includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.
Digital Tools for Creating Content
Free service for recording, hosting, and distributing podcasts.
A popular tool to create interactive YouTube videos to check students’ understanding. Basic plans are free for teachers and students.
Create grids to facilitate asynchronous video discussions that are very engaging for students. Free.
Podcasts for the Classroom
Scroll down to view middle through upper school and subject specific podcasts.
Free tool for photo manipulation, similar to Photoshop.
Please note the above information is for refence purposes only and shouldn't be considered legal advice. You should always conduct a Fair Use Analysis if you're unsure regarding the lawful use of copyrighted work. If you need to purchase material or copyright permissions for such use, please reach out to your department chair or the librarians.