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Copyright and Fair Use

Public Domain Sites

Text Content

Books that can be read  online – http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/   
Aesop’s Fables – http://aesopfables.com/   
Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org   
List of books known to be in public domain – 

https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/public-domain
http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/find-public-domain-books.html 

Variety of books in the public domain – www.bartleby.com/
Harvard Classics: http://www.bartleby.com/hc/
U-M Library Digital Collections: Delve into over 260 collections of images, texts, and more from University of Michigan
Deep Blue: Discover the output of U-M’s rich intellectual community in the institutional repository or make contributions of your own.
HathiTrust: Search the full text of over 11 million digitized items including more than 4.5 million books scanned at U-M.
Public Domain Sherpa http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/index.html
Copyright Renewal Database:  http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home  Stanford’s database of books who have had their copyright renewed. Specifically, This database makes searchable the copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1992 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963.
“Jargon File” hacker slang and tradition- http://www.lysator.liu.se/hackdict/split/main_index.html
Archive of text to classical art songs – http://www.lieder.net/lieder/index.html
Christian classics – www.ccel.org/
Complete works of Shakespeare – http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
Historical documents (Western Europe)* http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page  
Lutheran Church works(“Project Wittenberg”) – www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/
wittenberg-home.html
Latin Vulgate Bible- http://www.latinvulgate.com/
G.K. Chesterton works and biography*– http://www.online-literature.com/chesterton/
A beginner’s guide to effective email – www.webfoot.com/advice/email.top.html
Catholic parish registries of Ireland- http://registers.nli.ie/

Photos or Images

“Inexpensive” and free samples – http://www.pdimages.com/  
Miscellaneous art clips (free) – www.clippix.com/  
Web graphics (icons and backgrounds) – www.specialweb.com/original/   
Government photos (animals, scenery, miscellaneous nature) – www.photolib.noaa.gov/index.html   
Background samples – http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/browse-category.php?s=13   
Photo archive – http://gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE/   
Clip art universe – http://clipartuniverse.com/     
Celtic clip art – http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm     
Inki’s Clipart – www.inki.com/clipart/   
Tornado images – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/torscans.htm   
Images of American political history – http://www.eagleton.rutgers.edu/research/americanhistory/ap_resources.php 
Maps1 – www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html 
Images in the public domain – http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/  
Public domain oil paintings – http://all-free-download.com/free-photos/public-domain-painting-oil.html   
Free clipart and animations – www.barrysclipart.com/  
Free Christmas art – www.christmasgifts.com/freeart.htm   
Clipart for children – http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsclipart/    
Archive of art2– www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm       
Pictures catalogue—National Library of Australia3– https://www.nla.gov.au/what-we-collect/pictures     
Christian clipart – www.watton.org/clipart/index.htm   
Clipart, photos and fonts4 – www.clip-art-center.com/   
British Library released over a million items from 17th, 18th, 19th centuries: https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary

Music or Song Content:

http://www.pdinfo.com/public-domain-music-list.php  (CDs for sale)
Gospel music via MP3 - http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/111/jeanne_gere.html   
Free choral sheet music - http://www.cpdl.org/   
Free sheet music - www.sheetmusic1.com/NEW.GREAT.MUSIC.HTML

Software Content

Links to public domain software  

http://www.sunhelp.org/unix-sysadmin-resources/

Video Content

Open Flix- http://www.openflix.com/  
Public domain films - http://desertislandfilms.com/

Notes

Subject to conditions at: www.lib.utexas.edu/usage_statement.html  
Use caution. Some of the art is still copyrighted. Copy only ancient art.   
Copies limited to research or education. Permission required for publication or uploading.   
Commercial use of any copies prohibited.

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