Research Sites for Writers: Creative Commons

A good starting point for anyone wishing to find information, a picture, a recording or a video that they can reuse without falling foul of copyright law is the Creative Commons search site. As well as a good starting point, it’s a good one-stop shop, given that it covers such a range of media types.

A safe starting point

The only caveat I would make is that I always like to double-check whether something really is issued under a Creative Commons licence before using it. I’ve never had any problems at all with this search site, but occasionally I’ve used others to find CC images and have been presented with ones which have all rights reserved.

Ratings out of 5

Look and feel: 3

Results: 3

Quirkiness Factor: 2

Overall: 3