Wednesday, January 02, 2008

End of the year non-review #4: copyright and the public domain

Edging closer to the mission of where I work:

Happy Public Domain Day!

We need serious copyright reform. What is the value of most of the works older than say fifty years?

Data that should be free, since it's governmentally produced and therefore in the public domain already:

Invaluable US government docs to be scanned and posted

Making a Brouhaha in the Blogosphere -- Peter Brantley
1.8 million pages of US federal case law to go online for free
Carl Malamud Takes on WestLaw

See an amazing amount of rescued video and data at: The Internet Archive

Libraries or Pirate Places?

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