The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art and More

The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art and More

by Stephen Fishman
     
 

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Need content? It's free for the taking!

Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can copy other people's work and get away with it. How? By dipping into the public domain, where everything is free for the taking.

The Public Domain is the only book that helps you find and identify what creative works are protected by copyright --

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Need content? It's free for the taking!

Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can copy other people's work and get away with it. How? By dipping into the public domain, where everything is free for the taking.

The Public Domain is the only book that helps you find and identify what creative works are protected by copyright -- and what's not. The book provides specific information about:

  • writings

  • music

  • art

  • photography

  • architecture

  • maps

  • choreography

  • movies and video

  • software

  • databases

  • collections

    The 5th edition is crisper, fresher and completely updated with new case law, and includes information on the emergence of the "copyright commons." The book also provides hundreds of resources to help you find public-domain works.

  • Editorial Reviews

    Associated Press
    How do you tell the difference between what's copyrighted and what isn't? A good starting point is Stephen Fishman's The Public Domain.
    Associated Press Staff
    "How do you tell the difference between what's copyrighted and what isn't? A good starting point is Stephen Fishman's The Public Domain."

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781413300154
    Publisher:
    NOLO
    Publication date:
    03/28/2004
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    300
    Product dimensions:
    6.74(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.03(d)

    What People are saying about this

    Lawrence Lessig
    A public domain was one of the Framers' most important gifts to our cultural tradition. This extraordinary book makes real the value of that gift in the 21st century.
    Stanford Law Professor and author of Code & Other laws of Cyberspace
    Laurence Lessig
    "The constitutional guarantee of a public domain was one of the Framers' most important gifts to our cultural tradition. This extraordinary book makes real the value of that gift in the 21st Century."
    Laurence Lessig, author,Code & Other Laws of Cyberspace
    James Coates
    "A superb offering showing how to avoid lawsuits by getting one's hands on thousands of public domain songs, movies and manuscripts that can be used on websites or anywhere else free of charge." James Coates, Chicago Tribune
    James Coates, Chicago Tribune
    Peter E. Hanff
    Outstanding and useful information about copyright, public-domain material, fair use, and how to navigate this sometimes daunting field. The text is clear, concise, often snappy and engaging , well-indexed, and thoughtfully laid out...
    Deputy Director, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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