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LC Research & Presentation

Creative Commons

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.

Library of Congress

Online access to the largest library in the world.  Free primary sources.

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning."
 

CC Licenses at a glance!

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jamendo

All the music on jamendo is available under one of the six Creative Commons licenses. They authorize free music download and enable the artists to promote their music while protecting their rights.