January 2, 2013
Public Domain Day, Jan. 1, 2013
"This Public Domain Day (each year's January 1st) website is an initiative of COMMUNIA, the European Thematic Network on the Digital Public Domain, with the special support of the Open Knowledge Foundation. Our aim is to raise worldwide awareness about the role of the public domain in our societies and to provide resources and information." See the site's list of featured authors entering the public domain on Jan. 1, 2013.
For Public Domain Day, Duke Law's Center for the Study of the Public Domain identified works published in 1956 which would have entered the public domain on Jan. 1, 2013 under U.S. copyright law that existed until 1978.
Hat tip to Free Government Information. [JH]