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What 2015 is giving you in the public domain – and what it isn’t

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

As with any new year, 2015 brings a freight of new works that will be released into the public domain in various jurisdictions – and a whole lot that could have been under prior iterations of copyright law, but won’t be. As the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law [ on]

Joseph E. Stiglitz on knowledge, scholarly open access, and copyright

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Former World Bank chief economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz, lecturing on the topic “Can Illiberal Democracies Create Shared and Sustained Prosperity?” at Central European University in Budapest, had quite a bit to say on copyright and intellectual property in the [ on]

James Joyce and the public domain situation

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

The anniversary of James Joyce’s birthday in 1882, February 2nd, fell on a Sunday this year, so this article comes a day late. And as his life and works have already been covered plenty on TeleRead, and are best tackled on Bloomsday, June 16th, I’ll confine this article to the question [ on]

Happy Public Domain Day … Unless You Live in the U.S.

By Joanna Cabot
January 2, 2013 // 11 Comments

Most days, us Canadians get the e-book shaft. Barnes & Noble won’t sell to us. Amazon will, but at higher prices and with less selection. We’re the forgotten child of the e-book world—with the exception of January 1, aka New Year’s Day, aka Public Domain Day, when countries [ on]

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