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This guide is intended to help HPU students and faculty navigate some academic copyright issues and find free-to-use media resources such as audio, images, and video for use in multimedia projects and assignments.



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Media Copyright - Introduction

Using media materials (e.g. images, audio, and video) is a crucial element in multimedia assignments, ePortfolios, websites, blogs, and more.  However, the copyright status of any material used must be considered and this determines the media which can be used in projects. This guide is intended to inform on copyright issues, help users navigate free media resources with mostly unrestricted copyright, and better educate patrons about why media intellectual property issues matter for educational projects and the professional world.  

Check out the Art & Design Research Guide for more information about researching art and design topics, as well as links out to images and visual resources.  


Copyright is complicated, but citing your sources, including audio, image, and video is relatively simple.  

HPU Citation Guides

Citing Creative Commons Photographs


Crash Course in Intellectual Property and Copyright

Media & Digital Services Librarian