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Happy Public Domain Day: three ways of looking at why it matters

1 January of each year is Public Domain Day, the day that a new set of historical works enter the public domain, opening up wide new possibilities for access and use. The reason for this all happening on 1 January is because many copyright laws provide protection for a set […]

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In the Public Interest? Promoting the Public Domain

1 January was Public Domain Day. Around the world, advocates for access to culture celebrated the possibility to share books and other materials more broadly, and to make creative new uses of them. Libraries were well represented. For our institutions, entry into the public domain means that there are new […]

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