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March 5, 2006

Access Copyright and Creative Commons Canada :: Unlikey bedfellows?

Yeah, I thought so too until I read this:

"Two Canadian copyright groups have announced they will co-operate to create an on-line database of published works that have entered the public domain.

In what they describe as a "ground-breaking project," Access Copyright and Creative Commons Canada say they will create the "most comprehensive" searchable catalogue of published works that are no longer protected by copyright law."

Database planned for public domain works, globeandmail.com, March 3, 2006

This initiative will help identify Canadian works that are part of the public domain, and facilitate access to them via a wiki (using MediaWiki). This is pretty cool stuff . . . though I'll admit I'm still delightfully astonished ; )

Access Copyright: Access Copyright and Creative Commons Canada Announce Public Domain Registry

Creative Comons Canada: Canadian Public Domain Registry Press Release

Posted on March 5, 2006 6:17 PM to misc news