<videovortex> FW: [Communia] Happy Public Domain Day 2010!

Maarten Brinkerink mbrinkerink at beeldengeluid.nl
Fri Jan 1 16:48:21 CET 2010


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Van: bernardo parrella <berny at cybermesa.com>
Datum: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 17:13:41 -0700
Aan: <communia at lists.communia-project.eu>
Onderwerp: [Communia] Happy Public Domain Day 2010!

January 1st is Public Domain Day 2010

While New Year's Day is an occasion for great celebrations worldwide, we
shouldn't forget another special reason to celebrate January 1st: Public
Domain Day! In several countries, this day marks the expiration of copyright
protection terms on creative works produced by authors who died several
decades earlier (1939, for this 01/01/2010). Therefore in certain
jurisdictions such works enter the Public Domain, and their content is no
longer owned or controlled by anyone but it rather becomes available for
anyone to freely use for any purpose. In other words, on each year's January
1st an impressive wealth of knowledge, information and beauty becomes freely
available to humankind.

To celebrate this occasion, COMMUNIA is promoting a new website devoted to
Public Domain Day: http://www.publicdomainday.org. This project aims at
increasing the public awareness of this celebration and educating about the
Public Domain concept and its potentialities for spreading culture and
knowledge worldwide. The website is particularly focused on this Public
Domain Day 2010, providing useful resources and a detailed list of authors
and artists entering the Public Domain in several countries.
Happy Public Domain Day 2010!

More info:

Feel free to forward this announcement wherever appropriate.

For any inquiries or information: <press at communia-project.eu>

Communia - The European Thematic Network on the Digital Public Domain

Contact: http://communia-project.eu/contacts


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