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Happy Public Domain Day!

James Thurber, a favourite U.S. writer/cartoonist, comes out of copyright in Canada this year.

January 1st, we celebrate the fact that rafts of works by authors, artists and musicians come out of copyright and enter the public domain. In Canada, copyright lasts for the life of the creator plus 50 years. In the U.S., make that 70 years and wait another 20 years. I’d laugh, but Harper will probably remove our advantage ASAP.

There are ways other than waiting to get works into the public domain. Here’s a video about one of them…


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