Hey, if something is on Project Gutenberg…

…does that mean that it’s public domain?

Just wondering.



  • Skip says:

    The quick answer is basically yes. I think they do have some specific sub-gutenbergs for specific countries with less restrictive laws where some stuff will be available there, but not in the US.

  • MikeCG says:

    My understanding is yes. At least, all the free books that came pre-loaded on my Kobo eReader are Project Gutenberg, as are a bunch of the free-to-download titles on the Kobo store.

  • MikeCG says:

    LOL And I just noticed that the #1 downloaded title on Project Gutenberg is, of course, the Kama Sutra. 😛

  • countrydoc says:

    You went looking for the book Little Women? Sometimes you disturb me.

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