Friday, November 04, 2005

How To Figure Out if Something is in the Public Domain

I am reading a book on the art of collage published in 2004, Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth. Apparently there is a bit of controversy about using copyrighted images and words in new works of art/collage.

This book refers readers to read about the issue at this site: an article. I have not read it yet.

But here is the better thing. Here is a whole book about how to figure out if something is copyright free or not, checklists and directions.
The Public Domain: How to find and use copyright-free writings, music, art & More by Attorney Stephen Fishman ISBN 0873374339
$23-ish in paperback on Amazon

Anyway I see one Amazon reviewer said he is republishing books which are in the public domain and this book answered all of his questions.
Then again $23 is a very low investment in a business venture or career, isn't it?

Maybe I could use this to start some new home based career for myself… and make our family some money. Hmmm.

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