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Finding images without breaking copyright

January 14, 2011

I’ve used this blog before to pass on advice from Dave Foord on the subject of locating and using creative commons images (see Finding and using creative commons images).

His most recent post, Finding images without breaking copyright, covers Compfight and Creative Commons Search once more, but also the recently-developed Xpert tool from Nottingham University –

Options available from XpertThis doesn’t just let you locate images which you can legitimately use for educational purposes, but provides a suite of tools to help you incorporate the images in web pages, Powerpoint slides etc. with proper attribution.











Here’s two examples

1) Selecting Get image with attribution (Xerte On-line Toolkits size)

"Jelly Babies I" - creative commons image from Xpert website

2) Using the embed code

Taken from on 2011-1-14
Original URL – created on 2011-01-08 14:06:03
Ralph MoorhouseCC BY-NC-SA 2.0

What’s more, you can use Xpert to locate not just images, but audio and video resources as well – it’s a really useful tool.

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