You can also save and bookmark this quick visual guide below (based on Curtis Newbold’s original flow chart and redesigned with his permission using Visme) to help you decide whether you can use a specific image or not:
Every online teacher should understand copyright and fair use.
It’s easy to assume that creative works like photos, essays and recordings have an owner who can control them. But there is a big exception. Works in the public domain are not controlled or owned by anyone and are free to use. This video explains the public domain and how works in the public domain can be used.
Here’s another great Common Craft video explaining public domain. They are offering a free webinar on this topic as well.
Great ‘Explainer’ video!