Introducing: The Public Domain Project


From the outset, Pond5 has had one clear mission: to empower and inspire the world’s media makers by connecting them with the tools, resources, and content they need to create.
In line with this vision, today we’re extremely proud to launch the Pond5 Public Domain Project, a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of copyright-free multimedia content that’s accessible for free search, free download and free use.

Our aim is to assemble the world’s greatest collection of free public domain content tailored specifically for editors, designers, musicians, and other media makers. We’ve searched government and public archives around the globe, pulling together some of the best examples of copyright-free footage, photography, sound recordings, 3D models and more.Today we bring this history to you, inviting you to create in ways you’ve never imagined, with the freedom to explore all that is rightfully yours… free of charge.
We’re thrilled to be taking this next step in providing media makers with a fair and complete marketplace for creativity, and we’re excited to have you join us on this adventure.
Tom Bennett,
Co-Founder and CEO