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January 1, 2011 Is Public Domain Day

This coming January 1, Europeans will see a nice list of great works entering the public domain as their copyright terms expire.


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Public Domain? There’s A Mark For That

The mark – the letter C that’s associated with the symbol for copyright, but with a slash through it – is meant to make it clear that the material is free to reuse.


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Ray Charles’ Copyrights A Lucrative Biz

Since the release of the “Ray” biopic, Tony Gumina, president of the Ray Charles Marketing Group says that synchronization of Charles songs has proven lucrative.


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CBS Benches Jack Benny

Rather than allow the club with the Benny family’s enthusiastic blessing to digitally preserve some unreleased public domain Benny show masters that CBS has in its possession, the network is giving a thumbs down to the idea — thus sealing these shows’ fate so they will never be seen again.


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The Secret Behind Kindle’s Best-Selling E-Books

That wasn’t the case when e-books first appeared a decade ago.


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Elementary My Dear Watson….It’s Called The Public Domain

Yes, he has always been a widely loved fictional character but there are a great many characters with fan bases.


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Why Obama’s Flickr Photos Aren’t In Public Domain

The White House is making unprecedented use of consumer web technologies but those technologies aren’t always well suited to fit the government’s needs.


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