Public Domain

Works that are not under copyright.

Public Domain Usage Guide from Europeana

Openness: Libre

Works

  • 2012 Libre Gift Guide'A list of libre things that one might enjoy receiving from one's acquaintances at upcoming gift-giving occasions.'
  • 4C SystemA supers retroclone.
  • Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication"Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence."
  • Aural TraditionAn album created as part of a copyright course.
  • AwenA fantasy RPG.
  • Blood, Guts & Glory'Blood, Guts & Glory is a pen-and-paper role-playing game of fantasy adventure. As the name would suggest, the game is in a somewhat "gritty" mould with the emphasis on visceral combat where you get specific injuries such as broken bones, torn muscles, burns and the like.'
  • Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts35,000 scans of illuminated manuscripts.
  • CIA World FactbookDetails about all the countries of the world.
  • Codename: Spandex'Codename: Spanded is a retro-clone game that emulates the game mechanics of another out-of-print game [Golden Heroes] without using any of the copyrighted artistic presentation.'
  • Comic NeueAn elegant take on Comic Sans.
  • CopySouth Dossier'Issues in the economics, politics, and ideology of copyright in the global South'
  • CrisisCommons Wiki'A volunteer and project collaborative space for organizing projects and efforts around disaster relief.'
  • Dark DungeonsA tabletop RPG based on the Rules Cyclopedia.
  • Enchanted RealmsRole-playing with cards.
  • Eyewriter'This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes.'
  • Floor GamesA storytelling game HG Wells played with his children.
  • Free Culture GuideAn Arabic guide to free culture.
  • Free Software SongA song written by free software guru Richard Stallman.
  • Future of CopyrightA competition for fiction and non-fiction entries on copyright.
  • Glitch the Game2D MMORPG art assets now public domain.
  • HexpackAn expansion to the Piecepack.
  • HoardPlay a growing dragon.
  • Libre CultureAn anthology arguing for freeing up works from copyright.
  • Little WarsA storytelling game HG Wells played with his children.
  • Love Me DoA Beatles classic.
  • Maki"A clean point of interest icon set made especially for cartography."
  • MicrocosmA game from Amagi Games.
  • MidianAn intricate and lengthy RPG of dark fantasy.
  • Monster RPG 2'Monster RPG 2 is a fantasy quest that spans continents and worlds and lets you take a simple villager and develop her into a hero with the power to save her world.'
  • Musopen CollectionMusic files from Musopen.
  • Nothing To HideAn "anti-stealth" computer game - you have to be complicit in your own surveillance!
  • OctobrianaA public doman, communist-era superhero.
  • Open Data, Open SocietyA research project about openness of public data in EU local administrations
  • Open English BibleA project to create a modern public domain translation of the Bible.
  • Open Goldberg VariationsA performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
  • Pantheon'Pantheon is a storytelling game about a hero’s journey and the trials devised by the gods.'
  • PassageA sidescroller about a man and his wife.
  • PiecepackA set of pieces you can use to play many games.
  • Public Domain TexturesWhat it says.
  • Quick-PlayA diceless RPG for quick startup and rapid play.
  • Quick-Play'[A] very simple universal system ... Meant for short games with quick startup, it is a diceless game that contains within it full character creation, conflict resolution, supernatural/superhuman abilities, and even a few optional rules – all contained in three pages.'
  • RoadkillA short story by Leonard Kirke.
  • Sharing is CaringA single - remixed multiple times - released by Dan Bull. #9 in the UK Independent chart.
  • Spears of the Dawn Art Pack'These African-inspired artworks were created for the tabletop RPG Spears of the Dawn.'
  • Super Hero FunA tabletop RPG.
  • The Beggar's OperaAn 18th Century ballad opera.
  • The Case for Copyright Reform"The book is a compilation of the strongest articles on reform of the copyright monopoly from Christian Engström (MEP) and [Rick Falkvinge]"
  • The Castle Doctrine'a massively-multiplayer game of burglary and home defense'
  • The Collected Writings of Jeremy Kellerman Volume One'""The Jeremy Kellerman Blog!" was created in February of 2011 as an outlet for the writings of Michigan-based creative genius and self-help guru Jeremy Kellerman and his associates.'
  • The Far TowersPlay travelling enforcers and heroes putting wrongs to right.
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Sources

  • Aaron PogueA fantasy author.
  • Aelius BlytheA fiction author.
  • Alfonse Maria Mucha: The Complete WorksA collection of artworks of the Art Nouveau artist.
  • Amagi GamesA game company which publishes libre tabletop games and supplements.
  • Art PassionsCollections of public domain artworks by dead artists.
  • Bill BrowneRPG creator.
  • Blend Swap'Proudly the greatest repository of open source blends on the Tubes.'
  • British LibraryThe British Library.
  • BurningwellPublic domain images (mostly photographs)
  • Center for the Study of Innovative FreedomAnti-IP libertarian blog from Stephen Kinsella.
  • Comic Book PlusGratis public domain comics.
  • CommonlyA site to ransom CC0 game assets.
  • Communia'The Association’s mission is to educate about, advocate for, offer expertise and research about the public domain in the digital age within society and with policy-makers.'
  • CopySouth Research GroupA group of researchers seeking to reveal the negative impact of copyright on the Global South.
  • Dan BullA musician.
  • Dane CarneyA photographer, mainly of local bands.
  • David K LevineAn author.
  • Digital Comic MuseumGratis public domain comics.
  • Free Curricula CenterThe Free Curricula Center (FCC) helps students worldwide reach their educational potential by producing and distributing university-level curricula that can be copied freely and modified cooperatively.
  • FreePD.comA collection of 444 public domain songs
  • FreetemsCollection of CC0 / public domain photos, ebooks, music etc.
  • Fury ComicsPublic domain comics for gratis viewing but difficult to download.
  • Give Life Back to MusicFirst public domain record label.
  • Harvard Library Open MetadataMetadata from the Harvard Library.
  • HG WellsA famous author.
  • Internet Archive Book ImagesOver 2 million images from books digitised on the Internet Archive.
  • James Hutchings'James Hutchings lives in Melbourne, Australia. His work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Enchanted Conversation and fiction365 among other markets.'
  • Jason RohrerA game designer who writes simple but not simplistic games.
  • Karen's WhimsyPublic domain images scanned from books.
  • Leonard KirkeAn author.
  • LibriVox'Extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteers; the goal is to record every book in the public domain.'
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art'[T]he Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States'
  • Mike ShawA mashup musician.
  • MuseScoreHosts the sources of the Open Goldberg Variations edition
  • Musopen"There ought to be but one large art warehouse in the world, to which the artist could carry his art-works and from which he could carry away whatever he needed..." - Beethoven
  • NASAYou've probably heard of it.
  • NASA ImagesA collection of photographs from NASA.
  • Nooskewl Games'Nooskewl is an independent game studio founded in 2009.'
  • NounProjectSimple vector images.
  • Old Book ArtScanned public domain illustrations.
  • Old Book IllustrationsIllustrations scanned from old books.
  • Open LibraryA project to create one page for every book ever published.
  • Open Science Federation'The Open Science Federation is a nonprofit alliance working to improve the conduct and communication of science.'
  • PhiloPic'PhyloPic stores free silhouette images of animals, plants, and other life forms. All images are available for reuse under a Public Domain or Creative Commons license.'
  • PicdromeA collection of photos.
  • Pixabay'Find and share outstanding images'
  • Prelinger ArchiveA collection of ephemeral film.
  • Pristine ClassicalA company that remasters public domain music.
  • Project GutenbergA website that preserves out-of-copyright books.
  • Public Domain ReviewReviews and catalogues of works in the public domain.
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