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Copyright in Teaching & Learning at HKAPA

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a global non-profit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools. The legal tools it provides are aimed to “help those who want to encourage reuse of their works by offering them for use under generous, standardized terms; those who want to make creative uses of works; and those who want to benefit from this symbiosis”.  According to CC, it has affiliates all over the world who help ensure its licenses work internationally and who raise awareness of our work.

Open Educational Resources

Open Resources accessible online

A range of resources available for open access and relevant to the Academy community are listed in this Library webpage.  The Library continues to add more resources to the list when available.  Users are welcome to make suggestions for adding to the list.

Copyright-free resources

Free Icons

Graphic Burger - Tasty design icons free for both personal & commercial use.

iconmonstr - Continuously growing source of free, simple icons run by one creator, Alexander Kahlkop. 

Material Icons by Google - Open source icons including animated icons for free use.

Free Music

Soundzabound  - offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects that ensures your copyright safety. Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news, shows, presentations, TV broadcasts, and web design.

Freeplay Music - Over 50,000 songs free for YouTube and more.

Free Images

Pixabay - Over 1.7 million+ high quality images and videos shared by our talented community.

Pexels - Free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.

stock.xchng - Free photos and illustrators in different categories.

Unsplash - Freely usable images powered by creators everywhere.