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The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay; Juan Carlos de Martin;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
The book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license available at; This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain -- that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information -- is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples ...
free text keywords: copyright, public domain, metadata, libraries, digital rights, digital information, digital commons, rights management, open access, research commons, science commons, scientific commons, commons, registries, [SHS.DROIT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Law, [SHS.INFO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Library and information sciences, [INFO.INFO-DL]Computer Science [cs]/Digital Libraries [cs.DL]
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3 Background at; application at http://; see also

4 See

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