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»Welcome to OpenFlix
OpenFlix provides a directory of movies commonly thought to be in the public domain and works their owners are willing to let be distributed.

Public Domain refers to the body of creative works and knowledge in which no person, government or organization has any proprietary interest such as a copyright. These works are considered part of the public cultural heritage and may be freely used by all.

Use of movies in the public domain, though, is limited by difficulty of identifying works that truly do not have any proprietary interests. Through dialogue, OpenFlix hopes to resolve some of the confusion.

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»Where Did the Ed2K Links Go?
OpenFlix has decided not to publish Ed2K links of public domain movies for several reasons.

1) Because public domain works are free to distribute, lots of different companies put out different versions. This makes it difficult to ensure high continued availability of any particular version. Individuals interested in sharing should do a current availability search with the proviso they do so at their own risk.

2) Many of these movies are available for as little as $5 USD (or even less in sets). On the movie pages, we provide Amazon links to help people make informed choices.

3) The more we investigated, the more we found that truly determining public domain status is fraught with all sorts of difficulties. It was taking too much of our attention away from our primary goal of securing releases to materials with copyrights. When such materials are ready to be published they will be presented with ED2K links.
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