Publicdomain

03.31.15
Flickr gives you the choice to put photos in the public domain
03.31.15

Flickr gives you the choice to put photos in the public domain

Flickr has long had ways to let others use and tweak your photos, but if you want to give up your...

By J. Fingas,   03.31.15
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02.08.15
Ancestry website won't let you borrow its UFO records
02.08.15

Ancestry website won't let you borrow its UFO records

You wouldn't think that genealogy websites would have much need to defend copyrights, but they're...

By J. Fingas,   02.08.15
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01.03.15
The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online
01.03.15

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly...

By J. Fingas,   01.03.15
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11.19.14
Computers are ranking the world's important authors
11.19.14

Computers are ranking the world's important authors

Trying to rate the world's literary giants is tricky at best. Do you go by the number of books sol...

By J. Fingas,   11.19.14
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03.31.14
New York Public Library now lets you use 20,000 historical maps for free
03.31.14

New York Public Library now lets you use 20,000 historical maps for free

Ever wanted to see what New York City's maps looked like before skyscrapers took over... or before...

By J. Fingas,   03.31.14
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04.19.12
YouTube wants more videos to have background music, adds audio editor
04.19.12

YouTube wants more videos to have background music, adds audio editor

Need something to fill in the awkward silence between your vlog's unscripted stuttering? YouTube's...

By S. Buckley,   04.19.12
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01.20.12
Supreme Court rules public domain isn't permanent, says Congress can re-copyright some international works (update)
01.20.12

Supreme Court rules public domain isn't permanent, says Congress can re-copyright some international works (update)

If you've been enjoying the fireworks over PIPA and SOPA these past weeks, get ready for more intell...

By T. O'Brien,   01.20.12
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05.13.11
Sony and Library of Congress launch streaming National Jukebox, ready to DJ at your local speakeasy
05.13.11

Sony and Library of Congress launch streaming National Jukebox, ready to DJ at your local speakeasy

Who's better, Sammy Hagar or The Great Caruso? We know you have every track the Red Rocker ever...

By J. Hicks,   05.13.11
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12.08.10
The Noun Project: public domain pictograms for designers, the illiterate
12.08.10

The Noun Project: public domain pictograms for designers, the illiterate

OK, this might not be much to look at -- a page full of Dingbats, essentially -- but the premise be...

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