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Free Images: Creative Commons and Public Domain

This guide provides information about sites offering free access to images for publications, teaching and other academic uses.

Definition - Public Domain in Canada

"Material that is in the public domain (this will be the case if all of the authors of a published work died more than 50 years ago) will no longer be subject to copyright protection. Care must be taken to consider the work itself, since if it contains new material, for example, it might be subject to copyright. In general, it is assumed that most of the material used in University of Toronto teaching and research is subject to copyright." U of T Fair Dealing Guidelines, November 2012.  For more information on Fair Dealing and Copyright see the U of T guides.

PUBLIC DOMAIN RESOURCE

For more information check out the University of British Columbia Research Guide on the PUBLIC DOMAIN resources.

More information on Ontario Tech Library

Image Collections in Public Domain - Gratis & Few Copyright Restrictions