Public Domain Day was celebrated in the European Parliament on January 25th 2016. Public Domain Day falls on the first day of the new year and marks the term of copyright protection on creative works.
This new state for cultural works means that they are now free to be reused for new cultural, commercial, educational and innovative practices. During the lunch-event in the Members Salon participants talked about the value of the public domain in fostering Europe’s innovation capacities, by inviting creators to share how they use public domain works in their businesses and approach copyright.
Speakers included Julia Reda (MEP, The Greens EFA – Germany), Alek Tarkowski (Director Centrum Cyfrowe) and Paul Keller (Director Kennisland).
See for more information: communia-association.org/2015/12/18/invitation-to-public-domain-day-celebration-in-the-european-parliament/
Music: Justin Mahar - The Grind CC BY 3.0 Unported / musopen.org/music/1652/justin-mahar/the-grind/