This year's new free public works include Anne Frank's diary, 'The Sound of Music,' and much, much more — unless you live in America.
Every year on Jan. 1, hundreds of copyrights enter the public domain like a New Year's gift to the world, making them free to use for absolutely any reason.
Let's back up a second. Copyrights cover the span of intellectual and creative properties — everything from movies, books, and songs to software, industrial designs, and scientific concepts.
But these protections don't last forever.
music art film copyright intellectual property comics movies books songs public domain information sharingMost Shared