Creative Commons

You cannot always legally add pictures, text, music or anything else that you find on  the internet to your blog site. It must be licensed for your use. To be on the safe side, use items found in the Creative Commons. Use the information below as a guide.

Images by Creative Commons licensed under CC BY; Information based on Creative Commons

Sources of Creative Commons Materials

Images: Flickr, Open Photo, Picture Australia, CC Search, MorgueFile, Open ClipArt, Pics4Learning, Compfight Plugin (Go to Plugins on left hand side of page, select ‘Activate’ under Compfight Plugin. When you next add a page or post, there will be a Compfight button above the Visual Editor. Select on this and search for an image.)

Video: CC Search

Music / Sound: Freesound, CC Search, SoundCloud


If you are using an image, video, music, etc., check out How to Attribute Creative Commons Licensed Materials. You must include the following information when providing an attribution:

  • Creator’s name
  • Title of the work
  • Link to the URL where the work is hosted
  • Record the type of CC licence it is available under and provide a link to the licence
  • Keep intact any copyright notice associated with the work

For example: For the photo below:

  • Creator’s name: George Hawkins
  • Title of Work: FAY Guide Dog Puppy
  • Link to URL:
  • Type of CC licence and link: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  • No copyright information attached

See underneath the picture for the correctly written attribution.

Photo by George Hawkins licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Photo by George Hawkins (creator’s name, link to URL where image is hosted, linked page shows title of image) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (link to licence)