The Best and Worst Things We Can Do With 'The Great Gatsby'

Column by Peter Derk
Now that 'The Great Gatsby' is in the public domain, we can do a lot with it. But some options are better than others.

5 Public Domain Works of Classic Horror You Can Read For Free

Column by George Cotronis August 20, 2015
Who doesn't like free books? Nobody. Let's go back to the 18th century.
Sherlock Holmes is officially in the public domain in the United States.

You Won't Believe What A Federal Judge Has Ruled In The Sherlock Holmes Rights Case...

News by Rob Hart December 27, 2013
A federal judge has ruled that the character of Sherlock Holmes is officially in the public domain in the United States. Go write some Holmes/Watson slash fiction to celebrate!

Library Love: Five Copyright Essentials For The Writer’s Toolkit

Column by Stephanie Bonjack December 19, 2012
There has never been a better time to learn about the ownership and protection of your work.
Pagie M. Gutenborg

Could A Printing Press Save Independent Book Stores?

News by Kimberly Turner May 15, 2012
Harvard Book Store's in-house printing press gives customers instant access to millions of out-of-print, rare, and public domain books. Is it the great equalizer in the Amazon vs. indie retailers war?
Copyright Office To Digitize Records

Copyright Office Brainstorming Ways To Digitize Records

News by Kimberly Turner May 7, 2012
The U.S. Copyright Office is looking for technology to help make historical copyright records searchable online.
Congress can re-copyright public domain

Public Domain Works Can Be Re-Copyrighted By Congress, Supreme Court Rules

News by Rob Hart January 19, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Congress can re-copyright works in the public domain--a disappointing ruling, and a potential threat to artistic expression.