Tech Tips: Awesome Royalty-free Sources

Studies show that the most frequent copyright violations are related to computer and digital technology. Downloading and re-uploading stuff online is elementary. All too easy. By definition, copyright infringement is the violation and piracy of a copyright holder's rights through the unauthorized use of a copyrighted material or work.

In a nutshell, using a copyrighted material online, like image and music, is a form THEFT. This is the reason why it is very important to use online resources that is not copyrighted. Non-copyrighted work or materials that are free to share and use are what we call royalty-free.

In this blog, I am going to share some of the places where I get my awesome royalty-free stuff online!

1. HD Images: Unsplash (link here)

My go to website for post images! Unsplash is a website sharing of copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. The website has over 65,000 contributing photographers and generates an estimated 4 billion photo impressions per month.

2. HQ Music: YouTube Audio Library (link here)

The place where YouTube dedicates high-quality 320kbps audio tracks and sound effects royalty-free for its users! Careful though, make sure to credit the original artist in your video description when you see an attribution-required icon next to a track!

3. Layout Design: Canva (link here)

Aside from being an awesome design tool, Canva already has thousands of free templates for all your printed and online needs. Most of the Free templates are pretty good but premium versions are also available for only $1.

4. Burst (link here)

1000+ royalty-free images available for download. Burst is Shopify's own free stock photography site dedicated for their e-commerce subscribers. Burst provide small brands instant access to high-quality, royalty-free product photos.

5. Giphy (link here)

Giphy is an online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share animated GIF files. This is very handy when you want to create a post with GIF instead of static images for a more fun and exciting look.

Why steal, when you can use royalty-free? These websites are definitely a life-saver, especially for content creators. Do you have a cool resource for any royalty-free stuff? Please share at the comments section below! :)

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