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SPEECH 301 - Professor Clark (Spring 2020): Copyright Free Images

Open Access Images

Images from sources on this page are available for use on the open web. You are free to use these images in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public. When you use these images, you do not need to restrict access to your class or academic environment.
  • Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources.  
  • Always cite images someone else created.  For more information about how to cite images, visit the University of Washington Libraries' Image Citation page.
  • Images should not be sold or used in commercial products or for commercial purposes.

Websites with Free Images

The content on this page was adapted from the University of Washington Libraries' Images: Copyright Free Images page.

About Creative Commons

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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works "to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing."

Creative Commons licenses provide a way for people to share their work and make it available for others to build on and reuse.

Check out the Creative Commons website for more information and details about CC licenses.

Open Access Photographs, Historical Images, & Flickr Creative Commons Resources

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online

Images from the Library of Congress, now in the public domain.