Public Domain

Public Domain

How Etsy Sellers and Big Business Make Money on Public Domain Art

Content in the public domain isn’t just legal to download for free. It’s also legal to sell.
Caroline Haskins
1.7.19
Books

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain

Public Domain Day was yesterday, but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019.
Caroline Haskins
1.2.19
Public Domain

A Massive Number of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve

Why the copyright terms on a goldmine of works from 1923 are about to expire.
Sarah Emerson
12.26.18
copyright

2018 Is the Last Year of America's Public Domain Drought

Happy Public Domain Day to everyone except America.
Ben Richmond
1.1.18
New York

The New York Public Library Hopes You’ll Make Video Games

If all your software needs is a 1910 photo of Brooklyn then here is some fantastic news.
Zack Kotzer
2.14.16
copyright

We Can All Sing Happy Birthday Now! (But It’s Still Not Public Domain)

The case could still end up setting precedent if license holders sue to get their money back.
Sarah Jeong
9.24.15
Photography

PETA Sues Photographer on Behalf of Selfie-Taking Monkey

You know the one.
Sarah Jeong
9.22.15
News

Instead of Spending $79 on a NASA Design Book Kickstarter, Download it for Free

NASA just released a book of old designs on its website for free.
Jason Koebler
9.9.15
nasa

The SpaceX Copyright Saga Is Over, and the Public Wins

Flickr now allows photos to be posted without any copyright restrictions.
Jason Koebler
3.31.15
nasa

When SpaceX Takes Photos on a NASA Mission, Copyright Law Explodes

And what happens when photos from space can't be used by the public?
Jason Koebler
2.12.15
Motherboard Blog

When Old, Out-of-Copyright Art Becomes Free Art

An interview with Adam Green, co-founder of the out-of-copyright art archive the Public Domain
Virginia W. Ricci
2.20.13