Public Domain Calculators


3rd COMMUNIA Workshop

Jonathan Gray
The Open Knowledge Foundation
<http://www.okfn.org>

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2004 with the aim of protecting and promoting open knowledge.

What is open knowledge?

open:

anyone can
access + re-use + re-distribute

knowledge:

text / image / multimedia / data / ...

open knowledge:

text / image / multimedia / data / ...

anyone can

access + re-use + re-distribute
(see opendefinition.org)

"From genes to geodata,
sonnets to statistics..."

This includes works in which copyright has expired...

Why should we care?

Social and economic value

Principle of Many Minds

Public Domain Works

Metadata about works
+
Algorithm to represent legislation

Bibliographic metadata

Open bibliographic metadata?

Public Domain Calculators

Copyright Flowchart (Canada)

Copyright Flowchart (USA)

Turning it Into Code

Turning it Into Code II

Tracing the countours of the public domain...

Tracing the countours of the public domain...
... in your jurisdiction.

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Italy, Norway, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Curatorial groups

Peer review

Working with existing networks...

Building on existing work...

Lets build them!


The Open Knowledge Foundation

http://blog.okfn.org/
jonathan.gray@okfn.org