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.

Public Resource.org

The Electronic Foundation

 

Software

Free Adobe Reader:  http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

Free PDF Creators:
PDF Creator:  http://www.primopdf.com/
WinPDF: http://winpdf.com/
CutePDFwriter:  http://download.cnet.com/CutePDF-Writer/3000-6675_4-10206470.html?tag=mncol;txt

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.  http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

 

More Free Software:

Audigy (recording and sound-editing):  http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Blender (3D Content Creation Suite): http://www.blender.org/
Avast! (anti-virus): http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
Gimp (image manipulation): http://www.gimp.org/
Oovoo (free video conferencing): http://www.oovoo.com/

Top Freeware at CNET

 

AVVO (legal and medical guidance for free) http://www.avvo.com/

 

Free images

Free Books Online

ManyBooks.Net

eBooks@Adelaide

Bartleby

ibiblio: the public's library and digital archive

Literature.org

Online Books Page UPENN

Project Gutenberg: The Original

Readbooksonline.net

Turkshead e-text library

 

 

Music/ Song Lyrics

Mudcat Cafe

WFMU Free Music Archive

PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC

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.

A TRADITIONAL MUSIC LIBRARY

The Music of Stephen Collins Foster