Public Domain Profits

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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By Stephen Bucaro

Copyright law goes back torepparttar 117399 founding fathers who, in order "to promoterepparttar 117400 progress of science and useful arts" in Article I, Section 8 ofrepparttar 117401 Constitution, secured for authors, artists and inventorsrepparttar 117402 exclusive right to their work for 28 years. In 1909,repparttar 117403 Copyright Act allowed that after 28 years, protection could be renewed for another 28 years. In 1978,repparttar 117404 law was revised to provide protection until 50 years afterrepparttar 117405 creater's death. The 1978 law also extended previous unexpired copyrights for another 47 years.

To put it in simple terms, anything created before 1923 is now inrepparttar 117406 public domain. Anything created between 1924 and 1963 is inrepparttar 117407 public domain unlessrepparttar 117408 copyright was renewed. Most ofrepparttar 117409 time these copyrights were not renewed because eitherrepparttar 117410 owners weren't making any money offrepparttar 117411 work, or they just forgotrepparttar 117412 deadline.

Have you noticed a lot of TV commercials using rock music written inrepparttar 117413 early 60's. Why be creative when you can steal somebody elses work who didn't renewrepparttar 117414 copyright?

Another question - can we profit from material inrepparttar 117415 public domain? Yes, but you may need to be a little creative to do so. And guess what? Once you modify something inrepparttar 117416 public domain, you automatically have a copyright onrepparttar 117417 modified version - until 50 years after your death! Unless you're a corporation, then it's 100 years!

And some of that public domain material is high quality - from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites likerepparttar 117418 Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,repparttar 117419 Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others.

Add to thisrepparttar 117420 fact that you can use anything created byrepparttar 117421 Federal Government or its employees inrepparttar 117422 course of their duties. You paid for it with your taxes. This gives you access to millions of great photographs, including those taken by NASA.

You can get these public domain materials TOTALLY FREE and keep allrepparttar 117423 money when you sell them. Let me give you a few profit ideas to get your creativity started.

You Can Sell ROCKS on the Web

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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By Stephen Bucaro

I'm serious. Not only are people selling rocks onrepparttar 117399 Web, but they are getting good money for them, and they are going fast! If you want to purchase a rock, you better hurry because a lot ofrepparttar 117400 good ones are already sold!

It all started with Lin Wellford's book, "The Art of Painting Animals on Rocks". She was frustrated withrepparttar 117401 high cost of canvas, matting, and framing. One day while walking inrepparttar 117402 Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, she saw a rock that looked like a rabbit. She painted eyes, ears, and a fluffy tail onrepparttar 117403 rock, and it "came to life".

I know what your thinking: "I'm not a professional artist". But you CAN tracerepparttar 117404 outline of a butterfly, can't you? Then check out Ann's Painted Rocks Here you'll find rocks painted with butterflies, dragonflies, and flowers. Prices range from $12.00 to $20.00 with many sold signs.

Rock Zone, a geocities Web site, features a "Cool Rocks" page with Elvis rocks, skull rocks, and other crazy stuff. No insult intended, but you don't have to be a professional artist to create these types of pieces.

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