This site applies only to the use of Public Domain works in the United States. Other countries have different laws about the Public Domain.

BZ Services: How We Can Help You

How BZ/Rights can help you or your company

  • If you gotta know, like now, like fast, if something is in the Public Domain, we can help — call us at 212-924-3000.
  • Need PD materials for things like corporate brochures, in-house videos and other projects that don't have large budgets? Let us suggest what’s possible.
  • Need to use well-known celebrities in the Public Domain — heroes and lovers, inventors and doers? In reality, copyright does not protect celebrities: privacy/publicity rights and the Celebrity Rights laws do. So, when are celebrities no longer covered by the Celebrity Rights laws and safe for you to use without permission? Ask us.
  • Most classical music is in the Public Domain but most recordings of classical music are covered by copyright. What to do? Talk to us and we’ll help you locate inexpensive (but excellent) recordings of Public Domain music — both classical and popular. We can also help you with art, well-known Impressionist painters such as Van Gogh, Monet and Post-Impressionist Toulouse-Lautrec, are just a few of the artists whose work is in the Public Domain. Lots and lots of great art is no longer covered by copyright. The possibilities are endless.

Also in our files from projects we have done for our clients:

Famous partners/pairs (Examples: Lewis & Clark) in the Public Domain

State songs in the Public Domain (a list in progress)

College fight songs in the Public Domain (a list in progress)

Or we can create a list to suit your needs — Famous Women in the Public Domain, Famous Scientists, Famous Black Figures in the Public Domain.

Let us know what you need.

And if you want to clear something that is copyrighted — get in touch with BZ/Rights & Permissions, Inc., at the address below.

LOVE sculpture NY Love Sculpture /Indiana (PD art)