The UC Berkeley Department of Geography joined Flickr Commons and shared transfixing photographs from a world-traveling scientist.
If you’ve ever considered downloading a digital image of an artwork from a museum’s website, you probably know rather well that the world of copyright is an incredibly murky and difficult one to navigate.
This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.
The first day of a new year means new entries into the public domain! As we do each year for Public Domain Day, here’s a look at the artists whose work is now out of copyright.
An ongoing dispute with digital cultural heritage is whether high-resolution images of artworks in the public domain have a copyright when the photograph itself is new or improved.
On October 28 the Reiss Engelhorn Museum (REM) in Mannheim, Germany, filed a lawsuit against the Wikimedia Foundation for making high-resolution images of public domain artworks from its collection available for download.
Around 22,000 images from collections on 25 authors are now available through the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.
A new year means new entrants into the public domain for the January 1, 2015, Public Domain Day.
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.
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.
“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.”
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!