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Links relating to 'open' content or flexible licensed images. Referred to as Copyright Free & CC Images.

About Copyright Free and Creative Commons Images

All online images are protected by copyright, unless they are out of copyright which means that copyright has expired. Copyright owners can make images available under Creative Commons, an open standard licensing system to facilitate the reuse of content. Copyright free images have no conditions but Creative Commons licence terms must be followed. 

Using this guide

This guide helps you to:

  • Recognise Copyright Free and Creative Commons Images
  • Apply best practice for attribution and citation
  • Perform online searches for Creative Commons images
  • Apply advanced searching strategies.

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