Step1: Become aware and understand different copyright licenses.
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Step 2: What is Creative Commons? (from CreativeCommons.org )

  • The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.

Step 3: Know where to find images, audio and video that are re-use/remix friendly
Sites to search Public Domain & Creative Commons images


Sites for Creative Commons audio

Sites for Creative Commons video