Public domain image pitfalls and ways to avoid them

CC0 images are copyright free but here are some important exceptions you should know about before using them in your next project. It’s important to understand that “public domain” grants you permission use an image freely without asking permission from the image author but it’s your responsibility to make sure the depicted content doesn’t infringe […]

Don’t buy stock images until you understand these important copyright basics

The Creative Commons copyright licenses give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creative works available in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to […]

5 Best U.S. Government Public Domain Image Resources

A work of the United States federal government is not subject to copyright restrictions in the United States, meaning you are free to reproduce, modify, or display the work in the United States. There are literally thousands of free public domain digital images available on the internet created by U.S. federal employees as part of […]

Top 3 “Go To” Stock Image Resources

There are many great stock image resources out there but you shouldn’t even consider them until you’ve searched these three databases first. Best part is, none of these require you to sign up or submit your email address! 1.) Wikimedia Commons My personal favorite, this database features over 30M freely usable stock images, illustrations, sounds […]