Best practice for using music, video and images in your assignments is to choose material that has either a Creative Commons license or has been designated by the owner of the creative work, that it is available for use. Even when we have permission to use the source, we need to give an attribution to the owner. We do this in the form of a citation in your Works Cited and if it's a Creative Commons, an attribution.
Assume everything you use is protected by copyright law—even if there is no copyright notice.
All copyrighted materials need to be cited or given attribution. This includes material used in essays, projects, websites, presentations, Google Classroom, videos, posters, etc. Guidelines on MLA style for Robert College staff and students can be found on our Academic Honesty page here. A comparison between citation and attribution, can be found here.
Are you making a presentation, creating a website or documentary, and want to use someone else's work? These are some questions you need to ask yourself.
Using someone's text:
Using someone's Photos and Images:
Using someone's music Composition: