Post Tagged with: "public domain"

Public Domain Day 2007

Wallace is back with his annual Public Domain Day posting which lists dozens of authors, politicians, and other notable people whose work entered into the public domain on January 1st.  The posting also highlights some of the differences in copyright term between Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

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January 2, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads


The NY Times features an article on LibriVox, a project that brings together volunteers to create audiobook versions of books in the public domain.  The project is the brainchild of Hugh McGuire from Montreal.

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August 25, 2006 1 comment Must Reads

Access Copyright And Creative Commons Canada Launch Public Domain Registry

Exciting news today from Access Copyright and Creative Commons Canada as the two are joining forces to establish a public domain registry.  The registry should assist in identifying works in the public domain in Canada and will be further supported by the Wikimedia Foundation to allow individuals to contribute to […]

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March 3, 2006 3 comments News

Canada’s Upcoming Copyright Clash

The Literary Review of Canada's June issue is about to hit the newsstands and it includes The Upcoming Copyright Clash, an essay I wrote on copyright reform in Canada.

The essay brings together several themes that I've written about in the past including the value of the Canadian public domain and the danger associated with potential copyright term extension. It argues for a positive vision of copyright reform incluing the creation of a national digital library and greater usage rights for content created by the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster.

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May 25, 2005 1 comment Columns