Copyright Information and Resources for School 

    Round Hill Elementary is a Common Sense Media Certified Digital School. Digital citizens understand how to ethically use others works to build their own creations. Just as you want others to respect your originality, others expect the same from you. 

    Copyright Confusion -  Understanding copyright, fair use, public domain and creative commons
    Copyright Basics Video - The Copyright Clearance Center has an informative video on copyright basics. 
    Copyright and Fair Use Animation - Common Sense Media has a animated video that explains the basic principals for fair use 
    LCPS Concerning Copyright - LCPS document that explains basic copyright principals, public domain and fair use
    Creative Commons 
    Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. Creative Common provides access to search services provided by other independent organizations. When using Creative Common, please note that all results displayed in this search portal  do not fall under a CC license. It is important to check the license before using the content in Creative Commons. The portal provides convenient access to:


    Video and Audio Blocks are great sources of copyright-safe video clips and audio clips. VideoBlocks and AudioBlocks are only accessible at school, not from home.  
    VideoBlocks and AudioBlocks Introduction video created by Farmwell Middle School
    bing in the Classroom -Users can search by license type. Click on Learn More to understand the types of licenses. Remember to check the license for content before downloading.
    Flickr - Users can search photos by license type.  Check the Creative Commons license for photos. 
    Pics4Learning - Provides copyright friendly images in an educational setting. May be used in print, multimedia and video productions. 
    School Clip Art - Cartoon-style images free for educational use.  Please provide a link back to school clipart giving credit. 
    Citation Machine -  Automatically generates citations in MLA or APA format to allow to keep track of websites, images and print resources.

Last Modified on December 11, 2019