Where can you find materials that you may use, re-use, and/or share without violating copyright? A growing number of open source or open access resources are available. Many of these sites--and especially Creative Commons--also offer ways for you to contribute your own works to the community.
Looking for film clips or even complete feature films that are in the public domain? These are works that you can watch or even use in your own remixes.
A work is considered to be in the public domain if it is not protected by copyright law. Typically, works in the public domain are free for the public to use in any way that they wish. A work may be in the public domain for a number of reasons, including:
Copyright protection terms have changed over time so it can prove challenging to determine when a U.S. work falls into the public domain.