Royalty-Free, or RF, refers to the right to use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales. Wikipedia - Royalty Free
Images, music etc can be purchased (in most cases) for a one-time fee and then be used by the purchaser as many times as needed or as specified. License Quote
They are NOT copyright free and sometimes/usually require payment. Attribution is required.
The creator retains all copyrights and publishing rights. You may use and publish the clip art, images, music per the specified terms of usage but may not sell or distribute to a 3rd party.
Royalty free packages, collections, images or photos are not public domain. The creator retains copyright and all terms of usage must be followed when using these royalty free packages, collections, images, photos, music, etc.
Royalty Free music
Free Music for videos
Incompetech All music on this page is provided royalty-free. Frequently asked questions. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
The Music Bakery Download royalty free music from The Music Bakery featuring professional studio musicians and plenty of real acoustic instruments, impeccably-produced by our gifted team of award-winning composers. Covering the entire spectrum of musical styles, it's buyout production music that's logically categorized and easy to find.
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Reelseo - a list of royalty free resources.
Royalty free video
Stock Footage for Free
A website dedicated to providing completely free stock footage and stock video from around the world that can be downloaded instantly and incorporated into any type of video editing project–personal or commercial.
A collection of stock footage clips submitted by Internet Archive users. These clips are designed to be used in other videos. Various licensing.
All the videos are free to download and free to use in your projects
for commercial or personal use. Standard restrictions apply.
Royalty free images
Copyright Free Photos
The copyright (royalty) free photos available on this site have been made available, free of charge, for any application as you require - web design, graphics, backgrounds, printed images, desktop wallpaper & screensavers.
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We are a group of photographers who enjoy taking pictures and decided to share them with the public to use them for free in their private or commercial projects.
Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search Morgue File for free reference images. Yes, they're all completely free, whether you're an illustrator, art director, instructor or looking to add a defining visual to a presentation.
Copyright-Friendly and Copyleft Images and Sound Wiki with a vast list of images and sound.
National Education Network UK - All the resources in this Gallery have been provided freely for Educational use only. These ARE NOT copyright free: the copyright in the resource is retained by the resource owner and any commercial use is explicitly excluded.
stock.xchng - Free stock photography
An alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work.
A safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.
Claims to be the largest collection of free to use photographs on the Internet, attribution required.
The Best Copyright Free Photo Libraries
Searchable database of many royalty free images