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Giving Presentations

This guide will help you design and deliver an effective presentation. It's full of tips for both beginners, who need to learn the basics of delivering a presentation, as well as students who want to perfect their presentation skills.

Copyright & Online Images 

You may want to use images in your presentation. But did you know that most images you find on the internet are protected by copyright and cannot be used in presentations? When someone creates an original work, whether a song, a poem, a photograph or any other type of creative work, Canadian law automatically gives them copyright over their work. This means that no one else is allowed to modify or use their work without the author's permission.

However, there are certain types of copyright licenses that authors can apply to their work to allow others to reuse or modify their work. One of the most common types of licenses that allows reuse is called a Creative Commons license. 

Creative Commons Licenses

There are many types of Creative Commons licenses, but all types of Creative Commons licenses will allow you to copy and publish a work. If you want to learn about what you can do with images covered by different Creative Commons images, check out the infographic below. 

Creative Commons Licenses infographic

Credit: How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter, from 

Finding Creative Commons Images

The following websites can be used to search for Creative Commons images: