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
thump news

Soothe Your Weary Soul with the Calming Sounds of US National Parks

Geysers and frogs and bears, oh my!
THUMP Canada Staff
3.2.17
Art

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain

America's largest museum sets free its iconic collection of paintings and sculptures.
Beckett Mufson
2.9.17
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
Art

[4th Day of GIFmas] Vintage Photos Reinvigorated with Holiday Spirit

Bill Domonkos resurrects old photos and turns them into trippy GIFs.
Beckett Mufson
12.23.15
Art

The Sickest Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA's Apollo Mission

Some selects from the most exciting space missions in U.S. history.
Beckett Mufson
10.6.15
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
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