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[News] Public Domain Manifesto Published, Call for More Sharing

  • Subject: [News] Public Domain Manifesto Published, Call for More Sharing
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:44:22 +0000
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Public Domain Manifesto

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| The Public Domain is the rule, copyright 
| protection is the exception. Since 
| copyright protection is granted only with 
| respect to original forms of expression, 
| the vast majority of data, information and 
| ideas produced worldwide at any given time 
| belongs to the Public Domain. In addition 
| to information that is not eligible for 
| protection, the Public Domain is enlarged 
| every year by works whose term of 
| protection expires. The combined 
| application of the requirements for 
| protection and the limited duration of the 
| copyright protection contribute to the 
| wealth of the Public Domain so as to ensure 
| access to our shared culture and knowledge. 


The Public Domain Manifesto


Improving Access to Research

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| Last week, the U.S. House Science and 
| Technology Committee's Roundtable on 
| Scholarly Publishing (on which we served 
| along with 10 others) released a report* 
| arguing that journal articles derived from 
| federal research funding should be made 
| publicly available as quickly as 
| practicableâgenerally in a year or less 
| after publicationâand in ways that will 
| improve scholarship by maximizing the scope 
| for interoperability across articles, among 
| disciplines, and internationally.


Librarians for Fair Access resists exclusive content contracts

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| Library database vendor EBSCO now has 
| exclusive deals with content providers -- 
| Time, Inc., and Forbes. Libraries who had 
| been getting access to this same content 
| through other vendors will have to pay up 
| or lose electronic access to popular titles 
| such as Sports Illustrated, Time and 
| People. Gale, a competing vendor, has 
| responded with their Fair Access campaign 
| including the Librarians for Fair Access 
| facebook group. 



Public Domain Day: January 1, 2010

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| Public Domain Day. January 1st every year. If
| you live in Europe, January 1st 2010 would be
| the day when the works of Freud and Yeats and
| hundreds of other authors ranging from
| Havelock Ellis to Zane Grey emerge into the
| public domain â where they are freely
| available for anyone to use, republish,
| translate or transform. You could copy the
| songs and photos, share the movies, make a
| digital library of the books. Your school
| could create an interactive volume of Yeatsâs
| poems, or publish that cheap educational
| edition of Freud's Civilization and its
| Discontents. You could translate Ellis into
| French, even make a new film based on Greyâs
| classic Westerns. Or you could just send a
| copy to a friend â without asking permission
| or violating the law.


60,000 books from Library of Congress go online

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| Almost 60,000 are available now and more are
| scanned every day. These books are in the
| public domain and come with no restrictions on
| their use. Feel free to harvest, index,
| investigate, and re-use.

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