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Month: January 2016

The Public Domain Once Again Loses In The New Year

thepublicdomain_2016newOriginally published on GamePolitics.

On January 1st of every year under US Copyright Law, creative and scientific works that have reached the end of their copyright terms go into the public domain. These works are then open for use and distribution by the public without restriction. Sadly, the 1976 copyright term extension passed by Congress have pushed pretty much all copyrighted works out of the public domain.

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