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A Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain

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Internet Archive Headquarters

300 Funston Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94118

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Please join us on Friday, January 25, 2019 for a grand day celebrating the public domain!

Co-hosted by the Internet Archive and Creative Commons, this celebration will feature a keynote addresses by Lawrence Lessig and Cory Doctorow, lightning talks, demos, multimedia displays and more to mark the “re-opening” of the public domain in the United States. The event will take place at the Internet Archive in San Francisco.

Schedule of Events:

10am: Doors Open

10am–12:45pm: Hands-on demos, tastings, screenings and copyright advice! Check out every room for fascinating projects featuring media from the public domain.

11:45am–1:00pm: Lunch on your own in the Richmond District

1–6pm: Panels, Keynote Speakers & Lightning Talks in Great Room

6–7:30pm: Reception in the Foyer

6:15–7:30 pm: Music, silent films and dancing lessons in the Great Room

Demo and Project Stations:

  • 1923 Mugshot photo booth
  • Remix the Public Domain with trash.app
  • Public Domain Temporary Tattoos
  • 1923 Tea Party--recipes from the Internet Archive
  • 1923 Book Digitization by Internet Archive
  • Queer.Archive.Work-- 1923 Edition
  • Live music by Brother Spellbinder Band, playing a set of 1920s music
  • Silent films from 1923
  • Prelinger Archives
  • Authors Alliance
  • California Digital Library Legislative Project
  • Center for the Study of the Public Domain — Tales from the Public Domain!
  • Cleveland Museum of Art — Best Practices for Open Access
  • Copyright Advice Stand, Harvard University
  • Creative Commons Search Beta
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Open Library
  • The Great 78 Project
  • Wikimedia Foundation — How well do you know the public domain?

Speakers/Panelists Include:

  • Lawrence Lessig - Harvard Law Professor
  • Cory Doctorow - Author & Co-editor, Boing-Boing
  • Pam Samuelson - Berkeley Law Professor
  • Paul Soulellis - Artist & Rhode Island School of Design Professor
  • Jamie Boyle - Duke Law Professor & Founder, Center for the Study of the Public Domain
  • Brewster Kahle - Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
  • Corynne McSherry - Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Ryan Merkley - CEO, Creative Commons
  • Jennifer Urban - Berkeley Law Professor
  • Joseph C. Gratz - Partner, Durie Tangri
  • Jane Park - Director of Product and Research, Creative Commons
  • Cheyenne Hohman - Director, Free Music Archive
  • Ben Vershbow - Director, Community Programs, Wikimedia
  • Jennifer Jenkins - Director, Center for the Study of the Public Domain
  • Rick Prelinger - Founder, Prelinger Archives
  • Amy Mason - LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Paul Keller - Communia Association
  • Michael Wolfe - Duke Lecturing Fellow, Center for the Study of the Public Domain
  • Daniel Schacht - Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
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