The very fun day of public domain

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#1

Having a blast at the Internet Archive! I’ll collect my notes here, and expand on each as I feel, in absolute whimsical fashion!

So much to do! Getting lunch and then sitting in pews with mini-terracotta people.

A volunteer let me know that the statues are created of Archive employees that have worked there 3 years, to create a terracotta army of volunteers to really freak out future astrohistorians that come poking around for pre-galactica networking groups. I’m paraphrasing.

I don’t really do selfies, but I also noticed no one else doing selfies with the statues, which just seemed wrong, so I led the pack. I chose that one because they are holding a baby. Only later did I realize it is the chosen one, held aloft by the glove of power!

Gawd, what a strange server room.

In SF it is a time-honored tradition to reside in buildings that resemble your logo. They had a band playing music, which I suppose could be described as… old-timey? “Swingy”? Like, electroswing, but slowed down? :musical_note:


January 25, 2019
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#2

#publicdomainday is a thing!


#3

https://law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2019/

Includes a link to a spreadsheet of public domain works based on copyright records: https://law.duke.edu/sites/default/files/images/centers/cspd/pdd2019/1923_works_renewed_update2.xlsx (192.1KB)

Check out this error message:

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Booyah! Public Domain!


#4

70% of American silent films are believed to be completely lost.


#5

Oh snap, Lessig just said, “Janus-faced”!


#6

FMA has 500 tracks of PD music.


#7

Wikipedia has links to books in references, opens to the exact page, and allows digital borrowing afterward.


#8

Okay, making my way home. Had fun, so much to process, fuck copyright, let’s produce stuff, go public domain!

Here is a pretty building in downtown SF, near Civic Center/UN Plaza:


#9

There was this amazing table of goodies made from recipes from the 1920s! They had the best whoopie pies I’ve ever had. And I got to talk to folks that work there and were helping with the event, it was a really fun morning; next year Clover can definitely visit in the morning, before the boring church sermon begins. :slight_smile:

There were Reese’s peanut butter cups all over because they were created in 1923. So now you all know when they figured out peanut butter and chocolate paired well.