In our information-rich environment it can be a still be a struggle to find materials to include in coursework and assignments. There are some materials that have agreements or licenses that can either reduce of remove copyright limitations.
Creative Commons (CC)
There is a lot of information online that has a Creative Commons (CC) license. You can , but be aware a Creative Commons (CC) license is just that: a license. You need to abide by all terms and conditions outlined in the license. Find out more about Creative Commons Licensing here.
A great video on Creative Commons and Copyright is available here.
The library has many online resources that can be used for teaching and studying, such as:
Just like Creative Commons, these are materials that copyright owners have made freely available online and allow you to use them under certain conditions (Many of them using a Creative Commons license or some other type of open access license). Open Access materials include journal articles, research data, software code, images and much, much more.
Typically copyright only lasts for 70 years after the owner has died. It's why we can copy Shakespeare's and Mozart's works without having to request permission.
Always attempt to find legally attainable music directly from the creator first. Music purchased through electronic means may carry terms and conditions prohibiting use outside of personal use. For more information on copyright law and the use of music, see our Music and Sound page.