2012 Jan 22, 4:40
This is Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy swing from the 30s and 40s on archive.org and it is all in the public domain. I didn’t know the term for the genre so it took me a while to find
2012 Jan 17, 9:37
There’s weird stuff you’d think is public domain but isn’t including Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech. FTA: ”If you want to watch the whole thing, legally, you’ll need to
get the $20 DVD.
That’s because the King estate, and, as of 2009, the British music publishing conglomerate EMI Publishing, owns the copyright of the speech and its recorded performance.”
2011 Dec 31, 2:35
More amazing works entering public domain. A shame that US works take such an extreme amount of time.
2010 Jan 20, 2:52
"DeweyMusic is a new interface for Archive.org's wonderful public domain music library. You can listen to, download, remix, and share anything you see on this site legally and for free."
2010 Jan 6, 3:41
Public Domain Day sounds neat. Not just celebrating the public domain but celebrating new works now available in the public domain every Jan 1st. But we'll have to wait at least nine years to
celebrate in the US. We need to get the copyright lifetime to match up with retro things regaining popularity -- like when big band music was briefly popular again.
2009 Dec 4, 5:06
"If you want to watch videos from the National Archives today, they try to talk you into buying a DVD from the official government partner, Amazon.Com...To demonstrate to the Congress that if we
liberated this wonderful content people would really care, I forked over $251 for 20 DVDs and posted them on-line."
2008 Sep 15, 1:23
A repository of free public domain classical music. I'm enjoying 'Pictures at an Exhibition - I. Gnomus' right now. The site makes it easy to download, play in place, or copy HTML for embedding a
2008 Aug 25, 11:39
"The Seattle Municipal Archives documents the history, development, and activities of the agencies and elected officials of the City of Seattle. Strengths of the records include those documenting
engineering, parks, urban planning, the legislative process and elected officials. Holdings include over 6,000 cubic feet of textual records; 3,000 maps and drawings, 3,000 audiotapes; hundreds of
hours of motion picture film; and over 1.5 million photographic images of City projects and personnel."
2008 Jan 5, 10:39
Project Gutenberg is a directory of public domain literature.
2006 Nov 27, 2:15
Public bodies are by far the largest producers of information in Europe. This information is recognised as a major, but so far under-exploited asset, which could and should be a fundamental building
block of the ‘new economy’ in the Information Soci