The Library of Congress Makes Thousands of Fabulous Photos, Posters & Images Free to Use & Reuse

" Need photographs of Abraham Lincoln—and scans of his speeches, letters, and “dueling instructions”—for that book you’re writing? You’re covered with this gallery. Need a collection of classic children's books for your website (or your reading pleasure)? Here you go "

Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated!

The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold.

Source: Internet Archive Blog, October 10. 2017, https://blog.archive.org/2017/10/10/books-from-1923-to-1941-now-liberated/

"Copyright Week" (comment)

Friends:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is spearheading the presentation of "Copyright Week," which provides a different set of articles concerning copyright issues every day of the week.  At the moment, a particular concern seems to be new legislation up for consideration by the European Union.

Below is an excerpt from the EFF's manifesto:

Reservoir Clogs: Copyright and the Public Domain

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)  has published a series of posts on copyright:

"CDT is taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation."

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