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Eps 225 – Blackout Day

SOPA Protests blackout the web, turn senators, Supreme Court OKs re-copyright public domain works and Hitler's book causes a copyright row.
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Why Johnny Can't Read Any New Public Domain Books In The US: Because Nothing New Entered The Public Domain

Industries / Law : Techdirt (3 years ago)

Every year, January 1st is "public domain day" around the globe. It's the day when all works that have had their copyrights expire enter the public domain, since copyright term is based on the year of publication, rather than the ex... Read Post

Awesomeness: Millions Of Public Domain Images Being Put Online

Industries / Law : Techdirt (9 hours ago)

Here's some nice news. Kalev Leetaru has been liberating a ton of public domain images from books and putting them all on Flickr. He's been going through Internet Archive scans of old, public domain books, isolating the images, and ... Read Post

Supreme Court Says Congress May Re-Copyright Public Domain Works

Education / Library & Research : Library and Information Science News (3 years ago)

Supreme Court Says Congress May Re-Copyright Public Domain Works Congress may take books, musical compositions and other works out of the public domain, where they can be freely used and adapted, and grant them copyright status agai... Read Post

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