May 19, 2022

Creative Commons: “The Public Domain is Alive and Well (for Now)”

From a Creative Commons Blog Post:

Public domain advocates celebrated on January 1 because, for the second year in a row, published works newly entered the public domain in the United States due to copyright expiration.

To mark the occasion, Creative Commons (CC) collaborated with the Internet Archive, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual PropertyCreative Commons USA, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice, and SPARC to hold the Public Domain Day (PDD) celebration on January 30 at the American University Washington College of Law.

“This is a ‘good news’ story,” exclaimed Brewster Kahle (Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive) at the start of the 1920s themed soiree, “Another year of the public domain!”

Read the Complete Blog Post by Victoria Heath

Video of Panel Discussions at Public Domain Celebration
Event Agenda, List of Speakers

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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.