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When literary works are licensed in public domain, a new legacy is created from the creativity of new digital representations by fans today.
1 comment Posted 16 Dec 2014 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote, but too often that doesn't happen. Open source claims it has a headache. Open content says it's too busy. Really, a headache? Really, too busy?
1 comment Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Phil Shapiro Feed
open source game art and code
If you never had a chance to play the delightful Flash-based MMO game Glitch—soon to be rescued from the pit of dead games thanks to Creative Commons assets—I'll let its new tenders explain:
4 comments Posted 11 Feb 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
game on teamwork
Indie videogame designer Nick Liow launched the Open Game Art Bundle in June this year. It was a simple idea: independent videogame designers contribute game assets—animations, soundtracks, character designs—and customers can pay any price they want to access them. Nick describes it as a sort of... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Jul 2013 by Elliot Harmon Feed
digital literacy
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last month. (The official launch had been planned to occur at the Boston Public Library but the temporary closing of the library due to the Boston Marathon tragedy prompted that event to be postponed until the fall.) The aim of the DPLA is to... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
digital content
[The public domain] is the basis of our self-understanding as expressed by our shared knowledge and culture. It is the raw material from which new knowledge is derived and new cultural works are created. [..] Having a healthy and thriving Public Domain is essential to the social and economic well-... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Apr 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
The Supreme Court's Golan decision gives short shrift to the public domain
In a decision that favored the 1% (copyright owners) over the 99% (consumers and the public domain), the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that neither the Patent and Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution nor the First Amendment prohibits the removal of works from the public domain. Golan v... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Tyler Ochoa Feed
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32 comments Posted 19 Jul 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
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32 comments Posted 19 Jul 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
When it considers Golan v. Holder in the coming months, the United States Supreme Court could potentially put an end to a decade-long copyright battle whose outcome significantly affects educators' abilities to use public domain works. In the process, it will wrestle with a thorny question of... Read more
3 comments Posted 14 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed

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