Let’s open up the public domain!

3 thoughts on “Let’s open up the public domain!”

  1. Wearing your ‘Massively Ambitious’ hat, I propose some additional layers of ambition:
    – Gather metadata about every public domain work (and publishing an open digital copy);
    – Have this information endorsed by a prestigious institution (e.g. a National library or Europeana);
    – Offer some kind of guarantee (e.g. a promise to receive pro bono legal advice in case the public domain status of this work is challenged).
    [Attribution: this is a rephrased version of some ideas expressed by prof. Charels Nesson.]

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