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SoALS: Digital Cinema Resources

Using Resources Online

Wondering which resources from the Internet you are allowed to use and how you can use them? These websites can help you.

Creative Commons: The official Creative Commons (CC) website will tell you what CC is, what it can do for you, and how its licenses work.

Public Domain and Creative Commons: A Guide to Works You Can Use Freely: This in-depth guide by Tammy Ravas will teach you about using public domain and Creative Commons materials.

Fair Use: This guide from Stanford University Libraries will help you understand the copyright principle of fair use.

Fair Use and Documentary Film: The Center for Media & Social Impact provides some useful resources to learn more about fair use and documentary films.

Bring Your Own Doc: What is Fair Use in a Documentary Film?: This video featuring American entertainment lawyer Michael C. Donaldson explores some of the key points surrounding fair use.