Originally Posted by Kraftie
Is there a reliable way to tell if a book in my collection is legitimately free/public domain? I have hundreds that I received from friends who told me they were "free" books. I have since come to learn that some are DRM protected and clearly NOT intended for royalty free sharing.
Break your list down by author and do a Google search or search public domain sites like Gutenberg Canada.
Note: many websites (like Gutenberg and Wikipedia) are down for the day protesting SOPA / PIPA.