Public Domain

4 Legit Reasons New Parents Are F@cking Annoying

By Soren Bowie Published: March 19th, 2017 I am a father, but I am not so deep into fatherhood that I've forgotten what it's like to hate new …

Parenting

Mind Your Manners When it Comes to Visuals! by Sheila B Robinson

Say cheese! It’s me, <b>Sheila B Robinson</b>, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. We have featured a number of blog posts over the …

Connectivism

Pursuing Happiness: Why We May Be Missing the Point

Pursuing “the happy.” Being content, emotionally satisfied, and joyful. It’s a common goal, right? “The Pursuit of Happyness” was an endearing movie …

Productivity

The Day St. Louis Went From Spanish to French to American in Just 24 Hours

On March 10th, 1804—213 years ago today—the city of St. Louis went through a brief, well-organized identity crisis. The day before, it had been …

History

1984 In Covers

Whenever a book is having a cultural moment, I find myself looking at how the book’s covers have been rendered. For books that are older, it’s …

George Orwell

Harding, Masson, Desilets and Morales Talk “Not Forgotten: A Public Domain Superhero Anthology” on Kickstarter

The final week of a Kickstarter project is always a tense time, and with just under $10,000 left to raise of a $25,000 total and only 7 days left, …

Comic Books

Your photos will get stolen. And what will you do then?

From people who download someone else’s photo for the desktop background, to those who steal photos from others and represent them as their own – …

Photography

Uncle Sam needs you... to debug, improve Dept of Defense open-source software at code.mil

The US Department of Defense wants you to contribute unclassified code to software projects developed in support of national security.<p>Toward that …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

28 Places to Download Free Images for Websites and Blogs

Here are some great resources for finding free images for your content.

Web Design

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain - Creators

The Metropolitan Museum of Art unloaded a massive chunk of its collection into the public domain on Tuesday, making them available for anyone with an internet connection to use or simply appreciate.<p>As part of a new Open Access Policy, the Met designated 375,000 images with the Creative Commons Zero …

Painting

17 Black Women Who Made History That You Probably Never Heard Of, Get Familiar With Them

Each February, we take some time to remember the great minds of Black Americans who made a significant impact through their work.<p>The success of Black …

Wikimedia

Blood Brothers

The sunlight is pale through the haze, though its potency is not diminished by the sodden layer of air beneath. It seems almost to weigh down upon …

The Met has released more than 375,000 images that you can use for free

The initiative will also bring a Wikimedian-in-Residence to the museum<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made its entire collection of art in the public domain — more than 375,000 images — available to the public under Creative Commons Zero. The designation means that the general public can use the …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

375,000 Images From the Met Are Now Yours for the Taking

There’s nothing like a trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—its stately interiors, its ornate floors, its walls and exhibit space filled …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met Goes Public Domain With CC0, But It Shouldn't Have To

The ongoing digitization of the vast wealth of material sitting in museums and archives around the world is one of the greatest projects of the …

The best free alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud 2017

Free alternatives to Adobe CC<p>Starting next month, Adobe is raising the price of its Creative Cloud suite in countries including the UK, Brazil, and …

Photoshop

The Met makes 375,000 images available for free

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art – better known as The Met – made headlines last year when it revealed a bold new rebrand by Wolff Olins that …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In The Public Domain For Unrestricted Use

This is big.<p>On Tuesday morning, one of New York’s most prestigious art havens announced that it will place 375,000 images of its artworks in the public domain, allowing for free and unrestricted use of the collection. The works will now be licensed under Creative Commons, an American non-profit …

Art

How to Get Hundreds of FREE Photos for your Blog

For those of you who have followed me for years or just recently, you may know that I am an avid, hobby photographer.<p>Frustrated with “free” stock …

Photography

How each county in Michigan got its name

<i>A new map of Michigan with its canals roads distances by H.S. Tanner (1842), Public Domain</i><p><i>By Beal Brothers - Visual Resources Database, Minnesota</i> …

Michigan

Taking liberties with the text: reflections of a translator

If you have ever tried to learn another language you already know that, even for beginners, translation is never simply a matter of looking the …

Language

JustFly Reviews: 5 Excellent Ways to Survive a Road Trip

Over the past decades, air travel has become increasingly popular. And there’s really no surprise there. It is the most efficient mode of getting …

Travel

The ‘Met’ Museum of Art adds 375k images to the public domain

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has once again made a massive batch of images public domain, marking its latest release since the 400,000 images it …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The new trends for content marketing in 2017

The new year is already well underway, but is your content marketing plan keeping up? Nothing stays always the same — especially not on the web — so …

Get Involved, Internet: Keep MST3K classic Manos: The Hand Of Fate in public domain

For years now there has been a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle over notoriously shitty movie <i>Manos: The Hands Of Fate</i>. Despite the film dying a mercifully swift death upon its initial release and disappearing into the wilds of public domain (where it only existed in the form of a crappy print), it …

Mythology

Old Streets in Downtown Atlanta: Our Public Domain

This is Alabama Street in Downtown Atlanta, from a series of photos that were taken in the 1920s before the construction of the Pryor Street …

Atlanta

Search this database for inactive patents that are now in the public domain

As anyone trying to innovate in the open source space can tell you, patents are nearly useless. However, Michigan Tech has released a free inactive …

Patents

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2017?

Under the law that existed until 1978 . . . Works from 1960 Tweet<p>The books <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> and <i>Rabbit, Run</i>, the films <i>The Magnificent Seven</i> and <i>The</i> …

Intellectual Property

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.The legal …

Education Technology

25 animals that scientists want to bring back from extinction

Over the millennia, animals have gone extinct on Earth for many different reasons. Sometimes it's because of a dramatic shift in the climate. Other times it was because of human intervention.<p>Advances in science, specifically biotechnology, could enable scientists to bring some of these animals …

Animals