[pd-discuss] Public Domain Day 2011 / Which works enter the PD in 2011?

J.C. DE MARTIN demartin at polito.it
Sat Oct 23 18:04:49 BST 2010

Hi All,

Thanks a lot to Jonathan for resuming the conversation we had started in 
the Summer
about the upcoming PD Day 2011. For the 2010 edition we had created the
following mini-site


which documented the celebrations that we knew about (mostly COMMUNIA
members from Switzerland and Poland). We also collected the reports of such
celebrations, when available.

This year - through the concerted efforts of anyone who cares about the PD,
including our good friends at the COMMUNIA network, OKF, Creative Commons,
and many others -  we should strive - if you agree - to stimulate 
more celebrations around the world.

The reference organizational model could the Open Access week, with a 
single site
managed by the supporting entities that collectively promote the event and
populate the website with news, links,  relevant resources, etc.

If you like the model, we would be most glad to share the responsibility of
managing the site - which we have started and hosted, but with the desire,
from the beginning, of placing it at the service of the public domain.

What do you think?

I will send a description of what we are organizing in Torino (Italy)
for the PD Day celebration in a separate message.

Best regards,

juan carlos

prof. juan carlos de martin
coordinator - COMMUNIA project

Jonathan Gray wrote (on 17/10/10 00:25):
> Hi all,
> Just a quick note to get the ball rolling on preparations for Public
> Domain Day 2011!
> To start off with, it would be good to have a clear picture of which
> works are going to be entering the public domain (in different
> jurisdictions) in the coming year.
> A rough guide is here:
> http://publicdomainworks.net/stats/year/2011
> I also cross referenced this with:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:1940_deaths
> http://dbpedia.neofonie.de/browse/rdf-type:Person/deathDate-year~:1940~1940/
> As far as I can see, it looks like 'notable' creators whose work will
> be entering the public domain include:
>    * F. Scott Fitzgerald
>    * Paul Klee
>    * Mikhail Bulgakov
>    * John Buchan
>    * Walter Benjamin
>    * Nathanael West
> To all of you copyright experts: does this seem accurate?
> Here are a few more which I know less about but whom might be worth
> investigating a bit more:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Vuillard
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolae_Iorga
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Mac_Tu
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Mir%C3%B3
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Frederic_Benson
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Markham
> Any others to add?
> Also, FYI, I have started working on a new website which will be
> launched on Public Domain Day 2011. Some information is available at:
> http://jonathangray.org/2010/10/17/introducing-the-public-domain-review/
> http://publicdomainreview.okfn.org
> All the best,
> Jonathan

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