What is "friendly media?"
Whenever we create media projects using images, audio/music, or other file types, it is VERY important we "use friendly media." Friendly media are files for which permission has ALREADY been granted to re-use and re-mix them in our own projects, either because:
- The media files are in the public domain OR they are homegrown (we own the rights to them)
- The media files are licensed via Creative Commons
In the United States, both FAIR USE
guidelines and the TEACH Act
provide educators and students with guidelines under which copyrighted works can be used to support learning. Those specific contexts can be complicated, however, so if we can AVOID these discussions altogether by using public domain / homegrown media and Creative Commons licensed media, we should!
Where can I find public domain images / media?
Where can I find Creative Commons images / media?