Public Domain

The best and most bizarre advice for British women heading to colonial India

In 1847 a book called <i>Real Life in India</i> by “An Old Resident” offered advice to British ladies going to live in India. This covered clothing, equipment for the voyage, household management, and ways of passing the time.<p>A long list of essentials for the voyage was provided. Women were told to take …

Indian History

Which Old-School Murder Case Freaks You Out The Most?

There’s more than just Jack the Ripper.

Crime

Are the Papers Behind This Year’s Nobel Prizes in the Public Domain?

Many of the important papers penned by the chemistry laureates are not freely accessible. Yet the Nobel Prizes are apparently given for work that is …

Biology

Competition Wants You to Turn Cultural Heritage Into GIFs

Some vintage artwork is about to get a lot more animated. The website GIPHY, along with four international digital libraries, are soliciting your …

Libraries

Peer Into NYC's Commercial Past With This Scrapbook of Trade Cards

The special collections of the Brooklyn Museum Library hold a variety of treasures, from thousands of glass lantern slides to a delicate album of …

AOL

A glimpse of the European Commission's plans for ham-fisted, indiscriminate mass online censorship

The European Commission has a well-deserved reputation for bizarre, destructive, ill-informed copyright plans for the internet, and the latest one is …

Censorship

Cassini Crashes Into Saturn In Meteoric Blaze Of Glory: The Final Photos

After a long adventure spanning two decades and nearly five billion miles, the Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn in a blaze of glory. Farewell …

Space Exploration

Why Copyright Term Matters: Publisher Study Highlights Crucial Role of the Public Domain in Ontario Schools

The Ontario Book Publishers Organization recently published a study funded by the OMDC on the use of Canadian books in English classes in Ontario …

Copyright

Byzantine music and musical manuscripts

Music has played a central role in Greek Orthodox services for centuries. Nicolas Bell describes the manuscript evidence for this music in the …

British Library

Wikipedia + Libraries

Public library staff know that many people in their communities look for information online before going to the library. However, public library …

Libraries

Google Accused of Trying to Patent Public Domain Technology

A Polish academic is accusing Google of trying to patent technology he invented and that he purposely released into the public domain so companies …

Patents

16 photos that show what America was like in the aftermath of 9/11

Sixteen years ago, the United States suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history.<p>Terrorists hijacked four planes, nearly 3,000 people were …

George W. Bush

Five fascinating questions physicists are seeking to answer

From Copernicus to Einstein, the field of Physics has changed drastically over time. With each new theory, further hypotheses appear that challenge …

Physics

Holt House

There's a crumbling old mansion inside the Smithsonian National Zoo.<p>The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is one of the most heavily trafficked attractions …

Culture

Jupiter captured in all its glory by NASA’s Juno spacecraft and the public [photos]

NASA’s Juno Probe gifted us with spectacular footage of Jupiter and its most iconic feature, its great red spot. During the probe’s eighth flyby of …

Space Exploration

NASA's Latest Jupiter Pics Are Here to Remind You The Universe Doesn't Totally Suck

Awe-inspiringly beautiful.<p>NASA's Juno probe has just sent back incredible images from its eighth science flyby of the gas giant. But as if the highly …

Science

Photographer Uses Public Domain Images To Win Awards, Now Stripped Of Prizes

<b>Sasin Tipchai</b> is a talented photographer from Thailand who shares many of his amazing photos on Pixabay.<p><b>As he designated</b> the images as public domain, …

Photography

Photographer caught using someone else's public domain photo to win awards

Swiss photographer Madeleine Josephine Fierz has been stripped of two photography awards after it was revealed that she'd won them using someone …

Photography

9 Types of Design Juror Every Architecture Student Faces in School

Design juries undoubtedly form the very foundation of architecture school. Their success or failure, however, largely lies in the hands of the jurors …

Woman Stripped of Prizes After Using Public Domain Photos to Win Contests

A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was revealed that she had submitted a Thai photographer’s public domain photos as her …

Photography

Ode to MP3

The message on the Fraunhofer website was concise: “On April 23, 2017, Technicolor’s MP3 licensing program for certain MP3- related patents and …

Audiophile

[WATCH] What is Public Domain Video?

<b>What is Public Domain Video?</b><p>Public domain video content refers to that which has no copyright restriction, meaning a content creator can use public …

Copyright

The Depraved Dance Marathons of the 1930s You Didn't Know About

Marathon dance hall © Public Domain /News Dog Media<p><i>I</i>n a stifling gymnasium in Anywhere, America dozens of couples shuffle around the cramped space …

Paris

A Beginner's Guide To Copyright Law For Artists

What Can Be Copyrighted?<p>The rule is that, for a work to be copyrightable, it must be original — even a “modicum of creativity” will be enough – and …

Copyright

11 Things We Learned This Week

08/25/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p>This week, we learned …<p>… why Westeros is still poor. <i>Read of the week!</i><p>What sort of resources and development contribute to a civilization?<p>… who has the most powerful kicks and punches in the animal world.<p>What animals …

Mount Everest

Legal Case Shows Social Networks Can't Remain Neutral On User Privacy

What is more important — that LinkedIn should be able to control the commercial use of its vast database of users’ “public profile” data (to protect …

Privacy

Which reptile are you? [quiz]

Reptiles are often seen as cold, creepy creatures, whose characteristics are applied negatively in popular culture. Despite this low opinion of this …

Reptiles

What Does NAFTA Renegotiation Have to Do With Netflix, Lions (Witches And Wardrobes), And Textbooks?

On Wednesday, the United States began the first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which will include a …

Copyright

The Domestic Front

I believe the conspiracy started with the toaster, which, I might add, was not a doctor or medical professional.<p>I believe it started because I had …

Farmers' Markets

Guidance notes on GST will be released soon: Jaitley

<b>New Delhi:</b> Guidance notes on GST will be released in public domain soon. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured this on Friday in Lok …

India