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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:11:01 GMT

opensource.com

Literary works given new life in public domain
opensource.com
During the 20th century, the societal change was movies and television. Being in the public domain meant that movies and television adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Austen's other works could be made without having to pay for the rights to make them ...

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:34:27 GMT

DVD Talk

The Death Kiss (Blu-ray)
DVD Talk
If you've suffered through as many public domain movies from the 1930s as I have, films produced and distributed by small, long-defunct and forgotten companies, you'll know that the vast majority are quite dreadful, and normally only the cheapest of home ...

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:21:39 GMT

Columbus Alive

Exhibit preview: Revisit your favorite iconic fictional characters in “Public Domain ...
Columbus Alive
There are countless character, movies, music and books under the classification of public domain usage. Everything from the legendary works of Shakespeare and Beethoven to iconic characters like Dorian Gray and Frankenstein (doctor or monster), ...

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:31:45 GMT

An Appeals Court Has Ruled That Most Of Sherlock Holmes Is In The Public ...
Uproxx
We've been kind of flooded with Sherlock Holmes-inspired projects over the past decade or so, from actual takes on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories (BBC's Sherlock, CBS's Elementary, the Robert Downey, Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies) to takes inspired by them (House, most notably, and shows like Psych and The Mentalist to a lesser degree), which makes this news pretty interesting: the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier ruling that most of the Sherlock Holmes canon is in the public domain. For those ...

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Thu, 01 May 2014 11:11:13 GMT

TechHive

5 classic films to stream for free on YouTube
TechHive
Even if the movies are public domain, the music scores that accompany them on video are not. These were recorded decades after the films opened, usually for home video release. One technical note: If you're watching the movie through a browser, be sure ...