Launch of the Public Domain Review to celebrate Public Domain Day 2011

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](, Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](**

The 1st of January every year is [Public Domain Day](, when new works enter the public domain in many (though [unfortunately not all]( countries around the world.

To celebrate, the Open Knowledge Foundation is launching the [Public Domain Review](, a web-based review of works which have entered the public domain:


Each week an invited contributor will present an interesting or curious work with a brief accompanying text giving context, commentary and criticism. The first piece takes a look at works by Nathanael West, whose works enter the public domain today in many jurisdictions.

You can [sign up to receive the review in your inbox via email]( If you’re on Twitter, you can also follow [@publicdomainrev]( Happy Public Domain Day!