Mapping the Domain

On the lookout for some free music for a commercial? Or free movie clips? Frugal agency people have always looked to music, movies, shows, books, etc., whose copyrights have lapsed, putting the works in the public domain and making them fair game for all comers. Public Domain Report will make its debut next month as a guide to material coming into public domain. Based in Margate, N.J., the monthly will provide brief descriptions of works whose copyrights have just expired, plus inventories of material that’s already been in the public domain – guiding readers through what a press release describes as the ‘vast national park’ of public-domain entertainment.
Copyright Adweek L.P. (1993)