Creative Commons (CC)

Finding Creative Commons material


Using images in your assignments, presentations and course design is a great way to improve the message you are trying to deliver.  It is important to remember that most images you find online will have some sort of copyright restriction on them. 

The Creative Commons makes it easy to comply with copyright restrictions. Many images are available for use via the Creative Commons - you just need to correctly use and attribute what you find.

Other Media:

The Creative Commons also includes other media eg: audio, video, text, data etc. Check the particular Creative Commons Licence for the item you wish to use - this will tell you what you are permitted to do, then attribute according to the guidelines.

Finding Images

Below are some sites you can use to find images in the Creative Commons. You will need to use and attribute them correctly....

Finding Other Media - eg audio & video

Use the sites below to find other media (including video and audio) in the Creative Commons. You will need to use and attribute this material correctly....


How to download/save images from the internet

  1. Place the mouse on top of the image.
  2. Click with the right mouse button.
  3. In the pop-up window, select Save Image As or Save Picture As.
  4. Click Save.

Example of video from the Creative Commons

Miriama Smith: On making acting a career, by Andrew Whiteside, NZ On Screen, 2012. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand.