Thursday, December 11, 2008


Ever wonder if it’s okay to use a photograph, article, etc. in your class, presentation, project, or web site? When copyright has you scared or puzzled, look to Creative Commons to find new works that are free for certain uses. The site is easy to search, and will often provide the materials you need or want without the associated fear of copyright violations. As is stated on the web site, Creative Commons uses “private rights to create public goods: creative works set free for certain uses. Like the free software and open-source movements, our ends are cooperative and community-minded, but our means are voluntary and libertarian. We work to offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way to protect their works while encouraging certain uses of them — to declare ‘some rights reserved’.” To explore the works that are waiting to be used freely, search Creative Commons licensed works at .

I found this photo of Lenin in mittens:

By: Johann C. Rocholl

This author used a CC license that asks users to attribute the work to him.

Thanks to Lori Northrup for this posting.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Please visit the University Library to view the exhibit "Photographic Witness to Darfur," December 1-20, 2008. The exhibit was compiled by The Darfur Association and is sponsored by Project Africa Now atSamford University: