Public Domain (and other free stuff)

Information is a virus

River House Home

Copyleft-GNU project

Free Software Foundation

Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford)

David Holmes: Internet Music, Open Content and the Social Web

Wikimedia Commons: Provides a central repository for free images, music, sound and video clips, and possibly, texts and spoken texts, used in pages of any Wikimedia project.

Wikipedia Commons: Public domain image resource.


The Electronic Foundation



Free Adobe Reader:

Free PDF Creators:
PDF Creator:

Free Office Suite: Open Office:  This free program includes a word processor, a presentation program and more, including the “print to PDF” command that creates PDF documents.  I haven’t used it, but it is supposed to be compatible with Word 2003.


More Free Software:

Audigy (recording and sound-editing):
Blender (3D Content Creation Suite):
Avast! (anti-virus):
Gimp (image manipulation):
Oovoo (free video conferencing):

Top Freeware at CNET


AVVO (legal and medical guidance for free)


Free images

Free Books Online




ibiblio: the public's library and digital archive

Online Books Page UPENN

Project Gutenberg: The Original

Turkshead e-text library



Music/ Song Lyrics

Mudcat Cafe

WFMU Free Music Archive


Folk Music Site Search


Union for the Public Domain: Union for the Public Domain (UPD) is a non-profit citizens group. Our mission is to protect and enhance the public domain in matters concerning intellectual property. We are a membership organization, acting as an independent voice on intellectual property issues.

The move site for the link below charges for its services in regard to films in the public domain. But it provides good info or what content exists in the public domain. Then you are free to get it and use it anyway you can. If you'd like to use their service, fine. However, these films ARE public domain, so you don't need to use them.


The Music of Stephen Collins Foster