Frances Benjamin Johnston’s photojournalism, Jamini Roy’s stylized portraiture, and M. C. Escher’s print works have also become accessible to all.
Celebrate Public Domain Day With Works by Kafka, Hemingway, and Zora Neale Hurston
Also available is the first Winnie the Pooh book and Langston Hughes’s debut poetry collection.
The Unsettling Story of a Creative Commons Photo Scam
Photographer Kyle Cassidy released one of his images into the public domain. Years later, someone else took credit for it.
Happy Public Domain Day! The Great Gatsby is Copyright Free
As of today, the public domain includes classics like Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs Dalloway,” Alain Locke’s “The New Negro,” and the silent film “Lovers in Quarantine.”
1,700 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Objects Now Available in Public Domain
In conjunction with Creative Commons and museums like the Smithsonian Institute, Sketchfab launched a virtual collection of rare and mesmerizing artifacts.
Smithsonian Institution Releases 2.8 Million Images for Public Use
Now entering the public domain are items from the institution’s many museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.
Over 150,000 Botanical Illustrations Enter the Public Domain
The free images, uploaded courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, include animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and scientific research.
Images of 100,000 Artworks From Paris Museum Collections Now Freely Available to the Public
Paris Musées is offering digital downloads of masterpieces by artists including Rembrandt, Gustave Courbet, and Eugène Delacroix.
How the Re-Opening of the Public Domain “Has Allowed Us to Have Our Culture Back”
In 2019, thousands of artworks from 1923 entered the public domain. Speakers from Creative Commons, the Internet Archive, and other places share why this matters.
Happy Public Domain Day! Marcel Duchamp’s “Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors…” Is Now Copyright-Free
This year, public domain advocates in the United States have a lot to celebrate.
Happy Public Domain Day! Works by Magritte and 9 Other Artists Are Now Copyright-Free
Happy Public Domain Day 2018! Here are 10 artists whose work is leaving copyright (although not in the United States).
Metropolitan Museum Gives Unrestricted Access to 375,000 Images
Under the institution’s new Open Access policy, images of hundreds of thousands of works from its collection are available to copy, remix, and distribute freely.