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Since 2003, San Francisco-based artist Amy Balkin has worked to transfer ownership of a windswept parcel of land in California to each and every person on Earth. Or rather, to have its ownership be under no person, for perpetuity.

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Post image for Happy Public Domain Day! Here’s What’s Leaving Copyright Behind in the New Year

The start of a new year means new entries into the public domain. Today is Public Domain Day, and as we did in 2012 and 2013, we’re taking a look at the artistic additions.

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Post image for What Happens When Literature Enters the Public Domain?

“Work that fails to enter a canon — literary, historical, or otherwise — tends to languish on the dustier shelves of college libraries. Digitization allows a new generation of scholars to look at them with fresh regard.”

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Continuing a tradition we began last year, we’d like to wish you not just Happy New Year today, but also Happy Public Domain Day!

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Happy Belated Public Domain Day!

by Hrag Vartanian on January 10, 2012

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The advantage of the New Year is that new and wonderful things are liberated enter the public domain. The Art and Artifice blog has posted a new list of artists whose works as of January 1, 2012 can be used, republished, translated or transformed till your heart’s content!

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