Fair Use Video
Make sure that you understand the basics of Copyright and Fair Use before you consider using third-party multimedia content for your own projects! The resources below are meant as search aids. Materials that you find through these services are likely to be protected. It is your responsibility to determine that your use of 3rd party materials is legal.
"AP offers footage for multiple uses from a number of important collections owned by AP Television News or AP partners. This is the most complete historical and contemporary collection of international TV news footage from the Associated Press. Over 20,000 stories are added each year covering news, entertainment, people, lifestyles and more" (The Associated Press, 2010a).
Licensing fees for use may apply.
"The stock, archival, and news footage search engine. Footage.net is the world’s largest online aggregator of stock footage databases, providing serious footage researchers with free access to the most comprehensive roster of stock, archival and news footage indexes online. At Footage.net, you can search 30 of the world’s top stock footage archives with one search, find better content and save time" (NPG, Inc., 2010).
"The Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download" (The Internet Archive, 2001).
"American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning" (The Library of Congress, n.d.).
"Get Media enables independent producers to pull from a wide range of creative content available under Creative Commons licenses" (Outhink Media, Inc., n.d.b). "Creative Commons licensed content such as videos, images and music are available to the public for free legal sharing, reuse, and remixing" (Outhink Media, Inc., n.d.a). “To help you find exactly what you are looking for you can select the exact license, media type and source” (Outhink Media, Inc., n.d.b).
"A leading source of stock footage, The WPA Film Library, is proud to offer one of the largest and most diverse libraries in the industry. A comprehensive online experience that allows clients to search, preview, and license footage directly from our website" (MPI Media Group, 2009).
There are many other places to find images video on the Web. Please remember to provide proper attribution to any materials you gather in your works cited.