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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…