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The Copyright Rule We Need to Repeal If We Want to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage

The Copyright Rule We Need to Repeal If We Want to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
The anti-circumvention section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act threatens to make archivists felons if they try to preserve our society's artifacts for future generations.

 

To properly preserve digital works, libraries must be able to copy and media-shift them with impunity. It may sound strange, but making a DRM-free copy of a digital work is the 21st century equivalent of simply buying a copy of a paper book and putting it on a shelf. A publisher can't come along and take back that paper book, change its contents at any time, or go out of business and leave it unscrambled and unreadable. But publishers can (and have done) all three with DRM-protected works.

 

So why don't librarians just defeat DRM, as it is often possible to do, and jailbreak Kindles and iPads to collect these materials? Because it's illegal, of course. And if these chronically under-funded institutions want to keep their funding, they need to stay above the board.

 

So we're looking at a future where 100% of all major cultural commercial works could be protected with DRM, taking 100% of those works out of the flow of cultural history until they become public domain, at which point they will likely already be lost due to technological obsolescence and media decay. 

 

It's time to repeal the anti-circumvention provision of the DMCA. It unfairly dictates how consumers can use electronic products they own, and it jeopardizes our cultural history while providing only marginal protections to copyright holders.

 

More arguments here: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/the-copyright-rule-we-need-to-repeal-if-we-want-to-preserve-our-cultural-heritage/274049/

 


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The Workbasket Embroidery Patterns and Public Domain

The Workbasket Embroidery Patterns and Public Domain | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
Since the Workbasket patterns are in the Public Domain that meant I was free to do with them as I wished. I decided ... Share this: This entry was posted on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 1:19 pm and is filed under Embroidery.
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Crafty Crafts- The Barn-Door Cock for Our Toy Zoo

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From "The Book of Knowledge: The Children's Encyclopaedia," vol. 3, New York: The Grolier Society, 1911
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Awesome Vintage pattern

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Tabbed putty

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This is a simple application that host a putty session in a tabbed environment, putty.exe is included, so there is no need to have this executable.
You can download this application from here, please note that this is very earlier version so they may have some bugs, please report them to us.
features:
- very small, 300Kb with putty.exe included in.
- Tab text updated from putty title bar.
- Very efficient, there is no need to .Net, Java, Dlls, written using WTL.
- Free and public domain, you can distribute without any restriction.

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IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it

IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project. The logo is a capital letter A, taken from the very first press-printed book of polyphonic music, the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, published in 1501. Its printer,Ottaviano Petrucci, is this library's namesake.


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"Seja bem-vindo ao International Music Score Library Project! O IMSLP tenta criar uma biblioteca virtual que contenha todas as partituras dedomínio público, bem como partituras de compositores que desejem compartilhar as suas músicas com o mundo gratuitamente. Você pode ler a lista completa de objectivos que o IMSLP tentará alcançar.

O IMSLP também encoraja a troca de idéias musicais, tanto na criação de trabalhos musicais como na análise de trabalhos existentes. Por isso, sinta-se à vontade para criar/editar uma página com a sua análise de uma peça particular (Por favor usar o link "Discussão" na página de trabalhos dessa peça em particular)."

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1940s vintage dress styles with waistline and French dart variation styling download pdf
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knitheaven.com -SPOOL KNITTING

knitheaven.com -SPOOL KNITTING | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it

 

SPOOL KNITTING

BY MARY A. McCORMACK, 1909

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early play templates: Music coloring images in public domain

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Music coloring images in public domain. June 21st ... public domain image of music. From Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, by Edward Lear, 1894. ... A to Z Teacher Stuff Printable Pages and Worksheets ...
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June 21st is World Music Day every year.

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Ookaboo: Free Pictures of Everything on Earth

Ookaboo: Free Pictures of Everything on Earth | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it

Images in Ookaboo are public domain or creative commons and can be used freely for blogs, web sites, schoolwork, publications, and other creative projects.


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Reading in the Public Domain - Free!

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What student doesn't have access to something that will allow them to read an eBook on the go these days? Whether it's a phone, a PDA, a computer, a tablet, there's always a way to read.  Of course...

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clipartist.net » Clip Art » one SVG Collection Downloads Zip ...

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This clip art is derived from clip art that was released into the public domain by the Open Clip Art Library. clipartist.org highly recommends the Inkscape Open Source vector graphics editor to edit and play with the SVG files on this site.
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They say "aggregating, annotating and enhancing
public domain and creative commons clip art"

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From Decorative Designs for Decorations of All Kinds (Book 3), Second Edition by D. M. Campana, 1915.
Because of its publication date in the US, this image is in the Public Domain.
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PhiloBiblos: Links & Reviews

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In a delightful essay at the Public Domain Review, Patricia Fara explores the iconography of Joseph Banks. And by the way, the PDR is raising funds to keep their project going, and if you can give, I encourage you to do so (I ...
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Are You A Firefly Fan Who Makes Jayne Hats? Watch Out, Fox Is Coming For You. - The Mary Sue

Are You A Firefly Fan Who Makes Jayne Hats? Watch Out, Fox Is Coming For You. - The Mary Sue | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
Are You A Firefly Fan Who Makes Jayne Hats? Watch Out, Fox Is Coming For You.
The Mary Sue
Mickey Mouse and friends should have gone public domain loooooooong ago.
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The Grinch Who Stole The Public Domain | Techdirt.com

The Grinch Who Stole The Public Domain | Techdirt.com | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it

As they do every year, unfortunately, the good folks at the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke have put together a depressing list of what should have entered the public domain yesterday. As you hopefully know, until 1978, the maximum amount of time that work in the US could be covered by copyright was 56 years (you initially received a 28 year copyright term, which could be renewed for another 28 years).

 

That means, back in 1957, everyone who created the works in that list knew absolutely, and without a doubt that their works would be given back to the public to share, to perform, to build on and more... on January 1, 2014 at the very latest. And they all still created their works, making clear that the incentive of a 56 year monopoly was absolutely more than enough incentive to create.

And yet, for reasons that still no one has made clear, Congress unilaterally changed the terms of the deal, took these works away from the public, without any compensation at all, and will keep them locked up for at least another 40 years. At least.

 

Click headline to read more including the list of books and movies--


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Copyright historians: The "Happy Birthday" class action suit and "proving" public domain status

Copyright historians: The "Happy Birthday" class action suit and "proving" public domain status | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, some filmmakers filed a class action suit that attempts to establish as fact that the song "Happy Birthday to You" is in the public domain - and has been for many years.
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Private Lives, Public Knowledge - CounterPunch

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Private Lives, Public Knowledge
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Under this president, the commander-in-chief, Bradley Manning is facing life in prison on charges he aided the enemy for putting into the public domain information vital for democracy to function.
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FREE Andrew Loomis Art Instruction Downloads

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The great Andrew Loomis created several amazing and useful books on Illustration, Drawing, and Painting. These rare, out-of-print books are free to distribute because of their public domain status,...
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Fun With a Pencil - Andrew Loomis plus 5 more
Please help to spread the word by sharing this post with your fellow artists.

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The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done: Knitting in the Victorian ...

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Please be aware that these historical patterns, although they often are available on the web for free thanks to the wonderful concept that is public domain, probably aren't for the beginning or even intermediate knitter.
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This knitted neckerchief is another Isabella Beeton original and is also a free pattern.

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26 Classic Public Domain eBooks (for FREE)

26 Classic Public Domain eBooks (for FREE) | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
Looking for some summer reading?   We have done the research for you, so that YOU can spend your time reading these 26 classic public domain eBooks...

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26 classic public domain eBooks…and you can download them for free on Kindle and in various eBook formats from Project Gutenberg or read it online. If you want to read them on your Nook, then you’ll have to spend about $0.99 per book, but it is still a great deal!

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a little crispy: Free Quilt Pattern Friday! Windmill - Blog

a little crispy: Free Quilt Pattern Friday! Windmill - Blog | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
All of the blocks I use are either included with EQ (which means they are in the public domain) or they are my own that I am giving permission to use. I would love to hear back if you make anything from these patterns!
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Decayed Daguerreotypes | The Public Domain Review

Decayed Daguerreotypes | The Public Domain Review | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
A selection of images from the Library of Congress found via the always excellent Ptak Science Books blog. The daguerreotype, invented by Louis-Jacques...

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Seem to be developing slight fetish for dirty old pics

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ANIMAL FARM (1955) - Full Movie - Captioned

Public domain classic animated version of George Orwell's novel about a successful farmyard revolution by the animals versus the farmer which goes horribly w...

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From Decorative Designs for Decorations of All Kinds (Book 3), Second Edition by D. M. Campana, 1915.
Because of its publication date in the US, this image is in the Public Domain.
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From Decorative Designs for Decorations of All Kinds (Book 3), Second Edition by D. M. Campana, 1915.
Because of its publication date in the US, this image is in the Public Domain.
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10 brick floor pattern free picture | My Public Domain Pictures

10 brick floor pattern free picture | My Public Domain Pictures | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it
10 brick floor pattern free picture. Submitted by Tamalay Dugan. Public domain picture keywords: patterns, brick floor, lines, floor picture. Photo License: Public Domain ( credit not required but requested).
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How Washington DC Went From Locking Up Laws To Releasing Them In The Public Domain Within Days | Techdirt

How Washington DC Went From Locking Up Laws To Releasing Them In The Public Domain Within Days | Techdirt | Public Domain-all free | Scoop.it

In past years we've had stories about both Oregon and California claiming copyright over their own laws, which is ridiculous. If copyright is supposed to be about the incentives for creative expression, then it should have nothing to do with lawmaking at all. It's not as if the state needs a copyright incentive to write laws -- though some states have tried to argue that it needs the incentive to entice big corporate entities to print the laws. That, too, is ridiculous, as plenty of public domain info gets printed all the time -- and it really has no bearing on the simple fact that laws are public domain material, considering that the public is expected to know and obey them.

 

While the Copyright Act makes it clear that any work done directly by federal government employees is automatically in the public domain, it's just slightly squishier when it comes to works from state governments, though there, too, it is generally believed that they fall in the public domain, as they should.

In the last week, a lot of attention was paid to the fact that Washington DC had been claiming a copyright on its laws, saying that you could not download a digital copy, and the state couldn't even release an entire copy of its own laws under a FOIA request, because of the copyright and the contract it held with outside publishing firms (initially West and, more recently, Lexis).

 

As with the stories in Oregon and California, the person who helped drive attention to just how crazy this is was Carl Malamud, hero to everyone who believes in the importance of open access to public information. This time, he paid $803 for a copy of the code, scanned it all, and sent copies on USB drives in the shape of famous American Presidents to a bunch of folks.

 

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Just because common sense needs to prevail...and moral decency.  Just because it is the law doesn't make it morally right!  HELLO anybody there?

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