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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 & Registration

10-11:45: Interactive public domain demos and project stations with organizations including Creative Commons, Internet Archive, Wikipedia, Authors Alliance, Electronic Frontier Foundation, California Digital Library, Center for the Study of the Public Domain, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Cleveland Art Museum, and many more!

11:45-1pm: Lunch on your own in the Richmond District

1pm-6pm: Program of keynote speakers, lightning talks and panels highlighting the value and importance of the public domain

6pm-7:30pm: Reception

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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