User Experience on mobile might not be great yet, but I'm working on it.

Your first time on this page? Allow me to give some explanations.

Awesome Uncopyright

Curated list of all things public domain

Here you can see meta information about this topic like the time we last updated this page, the original creator of the awesome list and a link to the original GitHub repository.

Last Update: Dec. 5, 2020, 12:05 p.m.

Thank you johnjago & contributors
View Topic on GitHub:
johnjago/awesome-uncopyright

Search for resources by name or description.
Simply type in what you are looking for and the results will be filtered on the fly.

Further filter the resources on this page by type (repository/other resource), number of stars on GitHub and time of last commit in months.

Art

Reconstruction of the ancient Palmyra city in virtual space.

Quality CC0 3D models (not only) for Blender.

Making tatting shuttles and drop spindles, and occasionally writing articles for fun.

High quality graphic design resources for use in design projects.

Shirts that are ethically made, hand-printed, and pay what you can priced.

Thousands of CC0 sound effects and recordings.

French-American artist, painter, portraitist.

High-resolution HDR panoramas under CC0.

High-quality game art under CC0.

Supporting the web. Developing. Playing music.

A collection of hundreds of high quality free stock images for personal or commercial use.

Watch public domain movies online.

CC0 sound fonts for music synthesis and MIDI playback.

Multi-disciplinary artist who puts his gifts to work to achieve global justice.

Articles

Wikipedia article discussing opposition to copyright.

Drawbacks of using CC0 to license computer programs.

Brief history of copyright law and how it has evolved to harm society instead of help it.

Blogs

Posts on digital and political topics, as well as minimalism.

Entertaining articles mixed with scientific information.

Blog of a web developer at Full Circle.

Writings about JavaScript from a full stack developer with 20 years of experience.

All about solar eclipses.

How to transform your life via personal growth and progress.

Creating a community of compassion, understanding, and healing for those with chronic illness.

Blog without a tagline.

Personal and global change.

Helping you become as fit and healthy as possible.

Posts from a former world traveler.

American writer, thinker, and entrepreneur.

Professional quality reviews of works in the public domain.

Helping referees develop skills to be the best they can be.

Lead developer of WordPress at Automattic.

Journal of experiences with growth and faith from a Christian perspective.

Computer tutorials with a focus on simplicity.

How we can deliberately invite, process, and integrate new experiences.

Finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives.

Books

Read old PD comics online.

On the dream for a free culture.

Audiobooks read by volunteers.

A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

Hundreds of classics, beautifully formatted and typeset.

Essays

Images

Galleries of photos, each with their own theme.

A place to upload and find images of food without any copyright restriction.

Search engine for stock photo websites.

A collection of images dedicated to the public domain trough CC0.

A repository of CC0 images.

High quality, easy to use clip art.

New images on Pixabay are not in the public domain**, as they are released under the Pixabay License (among other things, incompatible with the GPL). Pixabay switched to the new license in 2019. Prior to that change, Pixabay used the CC0 waiver. Therefore, old images are still in the public domain, despite being misleadingly tagged with the Pixabay License. Before using an image, check what the state of the terms of service was at that point in time.

To find and upload CC0 images.

Rijksmuseum digitised and made available public domain works from several artists including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others.

A place to upload and find CC0 images.

SpaceX media no longer lists its images as being in the public domain. Even on Flickr, it uses a CC-BY-NC license. However, old images (from here to here) had indeed been placed into the public domain and have no copyright restriction (including some images on Flickr).

Stock photography without any copyright restrictions.

Library of high-resolution images.

Millions of PD media (images, videos, sounds, ...).

Licenses

Full text and explanation of CC0 at Choose a License.

PD-equivalent license (not actually public domain).

Organizations

People-focused alternative to the "corporate web", movement that provides advocacy and education to domain owners.

Nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and education to help cultural producers embrace open distribution.

Nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and re-use of culture and knowledge.

Related

Organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.

Organization whose mission is for everyone to have access to key information and the ability to use it freely.

Resources

Describes how intellectual property is not the same as material property.

Large list of essays against copyright.

Symbol showing that you want a work to be copied.

Online resource for creating powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops.

Hub for the uncopyright movement, with lists of works, questions, answers, and other information.

Software

mawww's experiment for a better code editor

6.52K
508
4d
Unlicense

List of single-file C/C++ libraries.

6.08K
403
1y 5m
n/a

Clone of Microsoft Paint in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Deploying and sharing Lua modules with a unique philosophy.

Embedded SQL database engine.

Command line program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites.

Talks

Lawrence Lessig presents an argument for reviving our creative culture.

Other

Huge amount of data about the world, released under CC0.

Children book about the dangers of DRM, later released under CC0 (CC-BY-NC-SA no longer applies).