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Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Students at SHS: Essential Information

What this guide has...

As you produce online content using web presentation tools it is important to make sure  you are only using media (audio, video, images, etc.) that you have permission to re-use.  This guide provides you with:

  • important terms 
  • two suggestions on how to locate images eligible for re-use
  • a source for soundtrack audio and information on using YouTube videos
  • what is a Creative Commons License and why you should care


The vocabulary noted below is essential to your understanding of copyright and re-use of media.

Critical concept - Citing a media source does not give you permission to re-use it, especially when producing an online product.