Saturday, 5 January 2008

Public Domain Day

The dedicated librarians who run the Free Government Information blog celebrated this New Year's Day by reminding us that it's the day when the works of authors who died in 1957 (for life +50 copyright countries) or those that died in 1937 (in the life+70 countries) go into the public domain.
They also provide a link to a useful spreadsheet of information about copyright laws in different countries (yes, it's in Wikipedia but it's still a good quick reference).
And a link to a copyright blogger in California who goes one better by listing many creators (not just authors), American and foreign, who are now in the public domain.

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