Sooner or later, you’re going to have to grow up. Life isn’t all fun and games like it can be in this class, and you won’t always have that wonderful safety net of “THIS IS 4 EDUCATION” to catch you when you decide to use a piece of media that is not yours. The world is an ugly place, but in all that ugliness is a gleaming spot of hope called public domain.
Ah, public domain. It makes both the corporate oneeyedonehornedgiantpurplepeopleeaters and all us sheep happy at the same time!
Now there are dozens of websites out there that offer royalty free content for download. However, one of my personal favorites has to be archive.org. They offer audio, texts, photos, and some of the strangest video I’ve ever seen. One of the first things I ran across was video from a show called THIS or THAT, which turned out to be some sort of adult game show. Check it out at your own risk.
So whether you’re looking for some video for your latest mash-up or you’re just procrastinating instead of posting your latest DIY blog, archive.org is a wonderful place to be on the internets!