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A Grand Re-opening of the Public Domain

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Co-hosted by the Internet Archive and Creative Commons, this celebration features keynote addresses by Lawrence Lessig and Cory Doctorow, lightning talks, and more to mark the “re-opening” of the public domain in the United States.

Schedule of Talks

1-1:15pm – Welcome by Brewster Kahle, Ryan Merkley, Wendy Hanamura

1:15-2pm – Kickoff presentations by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain with Jamie Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins, Michael Wolfe

2-2:30pm – Keynote: Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School

2:30-3:30pm – Lightning talks I

Cheyenne Hohman, Former Director, Free Music Archive

Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives

Hannah Donovan, Founder & CEO, trash.app

Ryan Merkley, CEO, Creative Commons

Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

3:30-3:45pm – BREAK

3:45-4:45pm – Lightning talks II

Ben Vershbow, Director of Community Programs, Wikimedia Foundation

Amy Mason, Access Technology Specialist, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Paul Keller, Communia Association

Jane Park, Director of Product and Research, Creative Commons

Paul Soulellis, Artist and educator, Rhode Island School of Design

4:45-5:30pm – Law and the Public Domain Panel with Pamela Samuelson, Joe Gratz, Corynne McSherry, Daniel Schacht, Jennifer Urban

5:30-6pm – Keynote: Cory Doctorow, Author & Special Consultant to the EFF

8 thoughts on “A Grand Re-opening of the Public Domain

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. Are you willing to change the video settings to allow members of the public to add subtitles/captions? (Many of us can't use videos in our classes without captions.) Many thanks!

  2. About the website this channel orginated from, I’m always trying to watch Kaiju movies on this website, but everytime it either buffers or says “Failed to load Media”. Please can you give me a short, but clear explanation to fix this.

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