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Below are links to resources that help explain the concepts of copyright and public domain as well as to help you create your video. Many of these links will open as a PDF or take you to a tutorial video on the topic.

Copyright Explained

ALA Fair Use 101
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/FairUse101.pdf 

ALA Fair Use Checklist
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/FairUseChecklist.pdf 

Clearance Copyright Center
http://www.copyright.com/content/cc3/en/toolbar/education/resources/copyright_basics1.html 

Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Online Video
http://www.cmsimpact.org/fair-use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-online-video 

Copyright and Fair Use (U.S. Copyright office)
http://www.copyright.gov/ 

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers and Students
http://www.techlearning.com/index 

Copyright and the Public Domain
http://www.pdinfo.com/copyright-law/copyright-and-public-domain.php 

Documentary Filmmakers Best Practices for Fair Use (link will open as a PDF) What is Fair Use?
http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html 

PD Info Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.pdinfo.com/pd-info-faq.php 

“Yes, you can!” – Where you don’t even need ‘fair use” (Center for Social Media):
http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/sites/default/files/free_use_1.pdf 

General Information and Public Domain Resources

25+ Sources for Creative Commons Content
http://mashable.com/2007/10/27/creative-commons/ 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
http://www.oscars.org/

American Film Institute Tool Kit and Resource Guide for Young Filmmakers
http://web.eesd.org/filmfestival2012/Resources_files/AFI_BasicsHandbook.pdf

Center for the Study of Public Domain
http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/

Creative Commons
http://search.creativecommons.org/

Film Maker IQ
http://filmmakeriq.com/

Finding Dulcinea: “Public Domain, Free Use and Copyleft Media”
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Technology/Internet/Free-Use-Media.pg_03.html

Free Film Production Downloads
http://www.mymusictools.com/free/film-production-1.htm

Listen Up! Production Tools
http://listenup.org/resources/productiontools.php

Tools and Utilities for Filmmakers
http://www.dependentfilms.net/files.html

Image and Video Specific Resources
Many of these include free stock footage and backgrounds

Detonation Films
http://www.detonationfilms.com/free_stuff.htm

Image*After
http://imageafter.com/index.php

Movietools
http://movietools.info/

Pixabay
http://pixabay.com/en/

Public Domain Flicks
http://www.publicdomainflicks.com/

StockFootageForFree.com
http://www.stockfootageforfree.com/

Vimeo Free Stock Footage
http://vimeo.com/groups/freehd

Audio Specific Resources and Closed Captioning

Audio resources
http://www.mobygratis.com

CCMixter
http://www.ccmixter.org/

Creative Commons Music
https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos
and https://creativecommons.org/music-communities

Freesound
https://www.freesound.org/

Library of Congress National Jukebox
http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/

Adding Captions and Subtitles in YouTube
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en

Adding Captions in YouTube – Video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCZ-cxfxzvk

Adding Captions in YouTube
http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Closed-Captions-to-YouTube-Videos

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