I have to preface this post by stating that I am not a lawyer and therefore can’t offer legal advice.
Additionally, you need Stephen Fishman’s excellent book on Public Domain on your bookshelf before you go diving into the Public Domain ocean.
What I’m about to outline is a method for doing an “express” public domain project.
First off, you need an evergreen topic.
Something people were as interested in 100 years ago as they are today.
The collection of advertising cookbooks I stumbled upon recently fits the bill.
Second, if you want to avoid vetting copyrights, choose a work that was published before 1923. This content is yours to use, edit or modify as you see fit. [Read more…]