Is Free Clip Art Really Free?

Most free clip art sources provide licensing information and terms of use that grant specific permissions and detail allowable uses for the available clip art. As of September 2015, websites like and offer clip art that is free for private or commercial use.

Some clip art sources allow clip art to be used for personal use but restrict commercial use. Illustrator Phillip Martin offers a variety of clip art for private use under a Creative Commons License. Users who wish to use Martin's work for commercial purposes must complete a license agreement and pay Martin a licensing fee.