Public Domain and Copyright Information Resources
Throughout the Internet there are hundreds of thousands of websites.
How do teachers know which sites to use for preparing an article?
If you find websites that state their information is in the “public domain,” then that information is usable without infringing copyright laws. Additionally, if you find websites that are listed as “creative commons” you are welcome to use the information posted on those sites.
Taking someone’s pictures or information and using as your own is a violation of the copyright laws. If you find information that you wish to use for a Powerpoint, Wiki, Blog, or other teaching technology and it’s not in the public domain, make sure you get permission from whichever website that has the information you wish to use.