How to Easily Find Creative Commons Licensed Content

Many times we need an image, a video or a music file but we run the risk of downloading copyrighted content.

In case you want to download licensed files Creative Commons, which are not covered by a copyright license, there are some references so that the search for royalty-free multimedia files is not a problem and is rather a opportunity to meet other artists and their work.


First of all, we can find free or licensed images Creative Commons In Google, for this we must enter 'Advanced Search' and then, within its options, filter the search by license and choose the option that suits our needs.

Although the best way to find a large amount of content with a Copyleft license is in the own Creative Commons organization search engine. Thanks to this tremendous tool, we are going to discover a large number of photographs and other audiovisual content that are license-free in various services: Google, Flickr, Blip.tv, Jamendo, Wikimedia or SpinXpress.

It is worth remembering that before using any of these files we have to know under what legal umbrella it is, since within the Creative Commons license there are different ranges of use established by the author himself: recognition, non-commercial, without derivative works ... in this link you can know the different variants of the Creative Commons license.


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  1.   Gustavo said

    Hello, thanks for your article. Do you know any way to find out which media in Spain or abroad use Creative commons? because there are search engines but if you don't know the name they don't appear. Thank you

    1.    CHARLES MICHEL said

      I invite you to listen to my podcast ESTAMOS CON VOS (MUSIC CC) greetings.
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      We put energy and excitement into independent music. Every Saturday we upload a new program. Listen to us whenever you want and choose your favorite for our TOP 5.

      We provide a promotional battery for the independent music that we select by disseminating it in programs, generating links with audiences and contributing to add emotions to them.

      https://soundcloud.com/estamos-con-vos