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Can I Use It?

Can I Use It?

Public Domain, Fair Use, Copyright-free Images 

Public Domain FAQs

Fair Use FAQs

Copyright FAQs

Quiz yourself on Copyright, Public Domain and Fair Use!

Need images that are copyright-friendly?  Check out these sites:

Creative Commons – Search “the commons” — the body of work freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing. Our licenses help bridge that conflict so that the Internet can reach its full potential. Creative Commons allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free.

NOAA Photo Library (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Smithsonian Flickr Collection

Library of Congress American Memory Collection Photographs