Starting on Jan. 1, anyone can legally remix George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, screen Buster Keaton’s silent films, or publish their own edition of Agatha Christie’s whodunnit The Man in the Brown Suit.
These classics are among the hundreds of books, films, novels, maps, music, and art created in 1924 that will enter the public domain come 2020.
As teachers, we often find resources we want to use but have the question of legality. With Public Domain works, the worry is gone! You or your students can do anything they want with creations in the Public Domain.