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    Public Domain Day 2010

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    Friday January 01, 2010
    Wallace McLean posts his annual list of authors whose works enter into the public domain in Canada this year.  There is additional coverage of public domain day here and here.  The issue should resonate particularly strongly this year, given the news that the European Union is demanding that Canada extend the term of copyright by an additional 20 years to life of the author plus 70 years (it is currently life plus 50 years). 
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    Nobel Prize Winner on IP, Open Access and the Public Domain

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    Wednesday October 14, 2009
    Elinor Ostrom, this year's Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, has published on intellectual property, open access, and the public domain.
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    Jesse Brown: Publicly Funded Content Should Be Public Domain

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    Tuesday September 15, 2009
    Jesse Brown of Search Engine has a guest post at BoingBoing that stirred up considerable discussion.  Brown argues that publicly funded content should be released to the public domain within five years of creation.
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    Project Gutenberg Canada's Copyright Reform Recommendations

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    Friday September 04, 2009
    Project Gutenberg Canada, which has produced hundreds of electronic versions of public domain books, has submitted a response to the copyright consultation focused primarily on public domain issues.
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