May 28, 2022

Video Recording: “Public Domain – Celebrating the Lifecycle of Copyright” Event Held at the Library of Congress

“Public Domain – Celebrating the Lifecycle of Copyright” was organized by the U.S. Copyright Office andrecorded on January 16, 2018 at the Library of Congress.

About the Event

The Copyright Office hosted Copyright Matters event “Public Domain – Celebrating the Lifecycle of Copyright” on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Several creators will talk about works in the public domain and provide an overview of their creative process. They will discuss what the public domain is, how it has changed since the internet, and much more. They will also answer questions from the audience.

Featured Speakers:

  • Taina Caragol, curator of Latino art and history at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and co-curator of the Gallery’s “UnSeen” exhibition.
  • Nina Gilden Seavey, Emmy-award winning filmmaker, research professor of history and media and public affairs at George Washington University and director of the university’s Documentary Center.
  • Ben West, director, performer and musical theater historian.

The Metropolitan School of the Arts Advanced Choir will perform selections of material in the public domain. The eight students in this exclusive group are mostly music theater-focused, studying voice, dance, and theater in a conservatory-style performance arts program.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.