International Public Domain Day / January 1, 2022 – How to Celebrate International Public Domain Day?

January 1, 2022, is International Public Domain Day. This day has been celebrated annually since 2012 to mark the expiration of copyright protection on works that were created in 1923 or earlier.

Public domain status was granted to these works by their respective national laws as a result of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, which took effect in March 1886. These are known as “works made public” or “copyright expired”.

The first work to enter into public domain worldwide following this event was James Joyce’s 1922 novel Ulysses, published by Sylvia Beach on January 1, 1924, under a Creative Commons license that forbade commercial use.

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Works in the public domain are able to be used by artists for new creations. This allows musicians, authors, and other creators of creative works that have expired copyright protection but have not yet been trademarked or registered with a government authority like registering patents do – so it is important!

The public domain also helps to make education more affordable and preserves the past for future generations.

History Of International Public Domain Day

In 2004, Wallace McLean first mentioned the idea of a Public Domain Day. Then in 2005 American academic and activist Lawrence Lessig supported this revolutionary concept for internet users everywhere to help promote public domain content online through expanding awareness about what we can do with our work as well as preserving cultural treasures from around the world by freely converting them into digital form without copyright restrictions or limitations on use–all thanks to Creative Commons licenses!

The first Public Domain Day was celebrated on January 15, 2009. Since then it has been a yearly tradition to celebrate works that have entered the public domain by being released from copyright restrictions and available for use free of charge everywhere thanks to the creative commons licenses!

In 2011, Creative Commons organized an event called “Projects In The Public Domain” for this occasion and they celebrate every year by adding a list of public domain books.

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalPublicDomainDay

The public domain is a great place to explore and find new inspiration. It’s also the perfect time for you or your creative project, so take advantage of this opportunity by checking out some books from authors who will be entering their works into our collective treasury on December 31st!

Works that are now in the public domain can be a great way to get inspired.

The following is an example of what might happen: You find yourself thinking about your childhood, and how it feels like nothing has changed since then despite all these years have passed by; or maybe one day while walking through town you spot something old-fashioned looking from long ago – such as horse-drawn carriages still rolling down Main Street under heavy snowfall with people bundled up against chilly air coming off crisp New England ground.

And just when we think there’s no possible way any more could come into view around each turn before finally arriving at its final destination, we are now met by the sight of an open book store with rows upon rows, aisle after aisle full of books lining its walls.

With so much to see and explore in our world today, it’s no wonder that people have come up with creative ways to express themselves through art – all inspired by something they’ve seen or found within the public domain.

International Public Domain Day is observed next on Thursday, January 01, 2022. It has been observed annually on December 31 since 2012.

Conclusion

The public domain is a great place to explore and find new inspiration. It’s also the perfect time for you or your creative project, so take advantage of this opportunity by checking out some books from authors who will be entering their works into our collective treasury on December 31st!

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