Available photographs and video are available for free use so long as the user gives attribution and does not alter the products. For the record, all the photographs and video in this post are from Al Jazeera. Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 23, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
A headline from the Creative Commons blog caught our eye this past week: "New federal education fund grants $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges." OER, or open educational resources, are those educational materials that are available with open licenses. Rather than "all rights reserved," these resources are available for users to take, adapt, and reuse - a way to make educational content more accessible and more usable by teachers and students. Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 13, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
When an internal announcement leaked out of Yahoo last month that it was "sunsetting" popular social bookmarking service Delicious, that service's users flew into a panic. Yahoo quickly backtracked on the plans and the service remains up and running, if minimally supported.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on December 23, 2010 via Tutorial9
This icon set contains nearly 150 unique icons (all in 3 sizes) optimized for high resolution retina displays (like that of an iPhone). Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
Recommended by elsterama on December 20, 2010 via Tutorial9
Each icon is available in 16, 24, 32, 48, and 256px. Includes Windows 7 .ico icon format, and .png transparent images. This icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
New Twitter is out now for most all users and we’ve seen the complaint of your BG designs being borked. We had great success with our Free PSD Twitter background template. Good news we’ve kept it simple like the last so, it’s efficient and easy to use.
Recommended by elsterama on October 11, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
Creative Commons announced the release of the Public Domain Mark today, a tool that will help easily identify those works that are free of copyright restrictions. The mark - the letter C that's associated with the symbol for copyright, but with a slash through it - is meant to make it clear that the material is free to reuse.
Works are part of the public domain when their copyright expires or when the artist designates the work as such. This means that people can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work - even for commercial purposes, without asking permission. Continue
There are currently 1791 members in the Fuel Your Creativity Flickr Group, and with that amount of skill in one place there is bound to be something to wet your creative appetite. Here we will focus our spotlight on some of our favorites that have been contributed to the group. These fine works of art are inspirational & intriguing. We will continue to choose and comment on the Flickr submissions, as long as the submissions keep coming in ;) . If you have yet to get picked do not get discouraged, it doesn’t mean we did not like the work you submitted… it simply means that out of the many to choose from (over 14,524 entries) yours wasn’t chosen this time! Hope you enjoy the showcase, and keep up the great work.Continue
There is a rush of anticipation one feels upon cracking open a fresh sketchbook. The blank page is a small area yet also an expansive laboratory for the creative process. Over time and around the world, artists have developed many ingenious techniques to advance their creative reach.Continue