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Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons

Creative Commons

The Creative Commons, (CC), is an online, non-profit group established to support the free exchange of copyrighted materials.  It provides millions of royalty-free images and texts without the need to obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Items displaying the Creative Commons logo, two c's in a circle,are subject to the Creative Commons license.  License requirements stipulate that the use of these resources include the proper attribute; for instance, the information acoompanying an image in the CC may state that the photographer's name must be included in a copy of a photograph.

The Creative Commons website is easily searched at http://www.creativecommons.org.