Founded and edited by Jonathan Gray and Adam Green, The Public Domain Review was launched 1/1/11 to coincide with Public Domain Day celebrations around the world. The aspiration of The Public Domain Review is “to become a bounteous gateway into the whopping plenitude that is the public domain, helping our readers to explore this rich terrain by surfacing unusual and obscure works, and offering fresh reflections and unfamiliar angles on material which is more well known.”
Each week an invited contributor presents an interesting or curious work with a brief accompanying text giving context, commentary and criticism. Contributors include scholars, writers, critics, artists, archivists, scientists and librarians. is also now accepting open submissions.
In addition to the articles, The Public Domain Review has begun collections of public domain films, audio, images and texts.
The review is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation (a not-for-profit organization) and is made possible by funding from the Shuttleworth Foundation.