Sample, Cover, Remix Away

That’s right, it’s time to do thatcover of “We Have No Bananas Today” you’ve been dying to do.


As of January this year, the intellectual property rights on thousands of works from 1923 have expired, allowing these works to enter the public domain. Without copyright restrictions, these pieces of art, music, literature, and film are open to use by the general public. So go ahead and remake a Charlie Chaplin classic, or sample that Igor Stravinsky hit in your Soundcloud rap. The Internet Archive, which celebrated this release, encourages all experiments with works of art as an important part of our culture. But I’ll let your Soundcloud followers be the true judges.


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