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Public Domain Expansion 2022: Highlights of the Harlem Renaissance and Modernist Writers in HathiTrust’s Newly Opened Volumes

On January 1, 2022 the public domain expanded in the United States to include works published in 1926. This is only the fourth expansion of the US public domain since 1998, when the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act increased…

UC & HathiTrust Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

On January 1, 2020, the HathiTrust Digital Library opened more than 45,000 digital volumes for full view reading access for U.S. users (see HathTrust’s 1924 Publications collection), marking the second recent expansion of the public domain in the United States.…

At Long Last… The Public Domain Expands!

With the start of 2019, the public domain in the United States expanded for the first time in 20 years. Since the Sonny Bono Copyright Act of 1998 went into effect, 1923 had been the cut-off year before which books…