Public Domain Day

Public Domain Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 1st, 2025 (171 days from today).

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Public Domain Day, which is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain, is usually celebrated every January 1. Copyright law works into the public domain based on the individual copyright laws of each country. The observance of a Public Domain Day is initially informal ( the earliest known mention was in 2004 by Wallace McLean, a Canadian public domain activist, with support for the idea echoed by Lawrence Lessig) but recent years, it has been mentioned by Project Gutenberg and has been promoted by Creative Commons. There are several activities around the world by various organizations under the banner Public Domain Day.

In Public Domain Day, cultural heritage institutions are digitizing and making available a lot of works and collections that are entering the public domain.

Below are some authors entering the public domain today.

On January 2011, XMLicious posted that changes in copyright law during the 20th century, which must be like the largest transfer of wealth from public to private hands in history... I would think that it must be more than the personalization of the Russian oil and gas industry.

Moreover, Stbalbach also had same idea as above option.

Astro Zombie asked what the public domain did for Disney. Concerning about this topic, LSK posted the same question as Astro Zombie and gave more information. Disney gave watchers the story that they have ever made, but they were so opposed to it.

Smoke showed him expression that he loved so many Disney movies but he did not agree to what they have done to copyright.

On twoleftfeet paper, a writer said that the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act was the worst thing. However "I've Got You Babe" on an illegally downloaded mp3. Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act is bullshit.

To same this subject, Mary Bono, speaking on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, said: "Actually, Sonny wanted the term of copyright protection to last forever. Staff informed me that such a change would violate the Constitution. ... As you know, there is also Jack Valenti's proposal for term to last forever less one day. Perhaps the Committee may look at that next Congress."

To talk about heirs, Maxwelton also wrote that they shoud get their own job.


Public Domain Day has been observed annually on January 1st.


Sunday, January 1st, 2023

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2025

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