Did you know that “public domain” and “publicly available” are not the same thing? Indeed, many many works that are in the public domain (free of copyright) are not publicly available. What’s more, many of these works are being sold by a handful of licensors. Among the largest is Getty Images. This Friday’s link is to a short film about this state of affairs, which doubles as an an act of liberation for some of the most striking footage in the Getty collection. Check it out at the link below:

Who owns history? How remarkable historical footage is hidden and monetised—Aeon Videos