Public Domain Day 2010

Every January 1st is celebrated as Public Domain Day, the day when copyright terms expire and works enter the public domain. However, according to the Center for the Study of the Public Domain: “We have little reason to celebrate on Public Domain Day because our public domain has been shrinking, not growing”. See here for the full blog post from the Center with some interesting links.
To find out more about the public domain see James Boyle’s book: The Public Domain – which is available freely online (of course!). Boyle is a law professor at Duke University and the founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *