Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Public Domain Resource

FedFlix, hosted by the Internet Archive, is a collection of nearly 2000 films produced by the US government during the 20th Century. It is a Joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. The topics of these films range from presidential speeches to agricultural practices to public health and safety. The site has many catagories including Animation, Arts and Music, Computers and Technology, Sports, Spirituality, and News. Some films are instructional in nature, for example there is a film for police officers on how to arrest someone. Other films are more informative in nature and some films are flat-out propaganda films. All of the FedFlix films are in the public domain so feel free to reuse and remix them as you desire. The films can be downloaded or viewed online.

This website is also home of the Wayback Machine...the internet archive, where you can Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.