May 27, 2022

Report: “The University of Illinois Library’s Re-Mix It Competition Celebrates the Public Domain”

From Smile Politely:

Beginning January 1, 2019, all copyrighted work published in the U.S. in 1923 will enter the public domain.


In celebration of this, the University Library is having a contest that encourages students to draw upon one of these newly released works and make it something new.

The contest is open to all undergrad and grad students registered for the Spring 2019 semester (and in good standing).

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More from Scholarly Communication and Publishing/University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign University Library:

The submission will be judged on three criteria:

  • Connection between the work and the public domain
  • Originality
  • Visual Impact

The entrant must be principal creator of the image. Third party content can be used (for example, mixed with other content), but submitting a third party image unaltered is not permitted. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that any use of images or materials that are under copyright by a third party either falls under fair use or that relevant permissions have been sought, that no copyright has been infringed, and that any necessary release forms have been signed.

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The contest is sponsored by The Law Library at the University of Illinois College of Law, The iSchool at the University of Illinois, and the University Library.

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