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Daily Archive for Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

building the public domain

public access through the net to open noncommercial media generated from public proceedings

yesterday my class in evidence watched obama’s inauguration live on the net along with millions of others. cable clearly clearer and more reliable but net ok

we have been lured by copyright to think of the public domain as what’s left over after copyright has taken its share.

who owns the copyright in the inauguration event
no one you say
who owns the copy rights in recordings of it
may i freely copy from nbc

who makes the recording that is in the public domain
who makes the recording available to the public