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A very wonderful source of images on the internet is the WikiMedia Commons site. It is very easy to use these images, but there are conditions and this section of the copyright pages at Astra's Stargate is intended to help fulfill those conditions as well as help other users, students, and educators.
For files licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license:
You may share (copy, distribute and transmit the work) and remix or adapt the work, under the following conditions: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
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You may share (copy, distribute and transmit the work) and remix or adapt the work, under the following conditions: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same or compatible license as the original.
If this policy changes, this page will be updated. This policy is effective from August 20, 2020.