A bibliography of licensed and open digital video collections compiled by Scott Spicer, Media Outreach Librarian, University of Minnesota
A guide compiled by Arizona State University's Media Librarian Deg Farrelly
Reelgood A comprehensive Website to locate streaming videos (documentaries, movies, TV series, etc.)
A. Comprehensive Free Video Sites
Documentary Stream (under construction)
Internet Movie Database (IMDB) TV (movies and TV shows)
Tubi (A collection of movies and TV shows free of charge. Includes commercials)
YouTube (Be sure to use "Filter" after your search and select "Creative Commons" to filter out illegal videos from the search results)
B. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Annenberg Learner (Requires a license if used in teaching)
C. Public Lectures and Cultural Events
D.1. Archaeology, Natural history & Anthropology
D.2. Business, Economics & Finance
D.4. Government, Politics & Law
D.5. Health & Medicine
Mike Wallace Interviews 1957-1958 (65 interviews with famous opeople)
D.7. Human Rights, Global & Environmental Issues
D.8. Language & Literature
Librivox (Audio books in Public Domain)
D.9. Performing Arts
D.11. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Astronomy and Physics
According to the Copyright law, any material created since 1926 is copyrighted and its use requires permission from the copyright holder.
There are a few exceptions, however. Some materials can be used freely if the copyright holders has given their permission for their works to be used freely or with a few restrictions. These works are called works with "Creative Commons" licenses. In addition, if the amount of the material used is small it falls into fair use for educational purposes in a non-profit educational institution.
Many audiovisual material created and performed before 1926 is in public domain and can be used freely. Attention must be paid for revised and edited versions made after 1926 for these materials that results in placing them under copyright protection.
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