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Planning Public Domain Day 2011 initiatives

1 January 2011Several initiatives are currently underway to celebrate Public Domain Day 2011 on January 1st. We have updated the Public Domain Day website, managed by COMMUNIA with special support from the Open Knowledge Foundation. The main objective is to provide resources and information related to such important date, and particularly about upcoming events planned across the world.

In Torino, Italy, a Public Domain Day event is scheduled for the 22nd of January, focusing on Vito Volterra and Francis Scott Fitzgerald, two great authors who passed away in 1940. On the of January in Zurich, Switzerland, a "public brunch" is planned at Cabaret Voltaire, where in 1916 the art movement known as Dada was launched. Co-organized by Digitale Allmend, Dock18 and Wikimedia CH, the event will address the active reuse of PD works by society at large, and especially by children. There will be at least five "working stations", where children (and adults) could actually apply their creativity in reusing PD works. Local organizers will also explore the legacy and production of well-known National artists, such as Paul Klee and Selma Lagerlöf. Please visit the event webpage for more info.

Please check the Public Domain Day website for more details, and if you are planning a local event to celebrate PD Day, please email us: pd-day [at] communia-project [dot] eu. [22nov10]

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