Has anyone used/familiar with Project Gutenberg?

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So, while I was looking for public domain information to be used for my project, I came across the public domain site Gutenberg site (gutenberg.org), but I thought I read somewhere that not every book listed on Gutenberg is public domain and there are some that are copyrighted?

I was just wondering if anyone used Project Gutenberg and if so, if they encountered any legal problems.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Originally Posted by davidhorph View Post

    not every book listed on Gutenberg is public domain and there are some that are copyrighted?
    It's right on their "permissions" page:

    For copyrighted content
    There are thousands of items in the Project Gutenberg collection which are still under copyright protection. Each copyrighted item is clearly indicated as copyrighted in the eBook's header. Unless there is an included license with the copyrighted item (such as a creative commons license), you will need to contact the copyright holder for any needed permission. Project Gutenberg cannot do this on your behalf, and does not have any ability to sublicense copyrighted works.
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