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It is important to read and follow the terms and conditions of the licensing agreement.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all colleges and universities to offer legal alternatives to unauthorized downloading.
Some of the sites listed below provide some or all content at no charge; they are funded by advertising or represent artists who want their material distributed for free, or for other reasons:
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Simply search for resource and review the Creative Commons license within context with your usage needs.