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
https://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/FairUse101.pdf

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

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

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

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

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

Copyright and the Public Domain
https://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?
https://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

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

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

General Information and Public Domain Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Film Maker IQ
https://filmmakeriq.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movietools
https://movietools.info/

Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/en/

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

StockFootageForFree.com
https://www.stockfootageforfree.com/

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

 

Audio Specific Resources and Closed Captioning

Audio resources
https://www.mobygratis.com

CCMixter
https://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
https://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
https://www.wikihow.com/Add-Closed-Captions-to-YouTube-Videos

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