Sunday, 1 January 2017


The first of January has been designated Public Domain Day, as the year’s beginning is when under most countries’ intellectual property laws is when copyrights expire and authors’ works make the transition into the realm of public domain and fair-use, especially important for community theatre and local orchestras and the like. The Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University lists some of the works from around the world entering into the freely licensed sphere this year as well as some further resources and information behind copyrights and their longevity. Be sure to give our friends at the Public Domain Review a visit as well.