Public Domain Day 2020: Let's coordinate events and communications!

Public Domain Day 2020 is coming up on 1 January – let’s coordinate around events and communications!

Current plans:

Resources:

Please reply to this post if you’re thinking about hosting a local Public Domain Day event, or if you know of an artist or author that should be featured in our Public Domain Day communications!

For example, one artist that will definitely make headlines is Richard Strauss, a famous German composer who exerted his political influence to extend copyright protections for composers. All of his works will enter the public domain in the European Union and other countries. Also, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue will enter the public domain in the United States.

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Unfortunately, I haven’t found any famous painters or photographers that died in 1949 (see the corresponding Wikidata query) – please let me know if you have any pointers, because it’s always good to have a nice visual to go with the news!