Link Smorgasbord, January 2016

What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2016? Under the law that existed until 1978 . . . Works from 1959 
A general reminder and very informative.

Lawrence Lessig: Laws that strangle creativity
Really good video

Lifting the Veil on the New York Public Library’s Erotica Collection
On the cultural importance of erotic materials when looking on society.

Library of Congress Anoints Graphic Novelist as Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

'Diary of Anne Frank' Published Online as Copyright Expires
This whole copyright case was interesting to follow, and obviously one with a lot of emotional charge.

The Force Awakens RPG Madness
Hahahaha, so much yes.  I went to see The Force Awakens with my Star Wars group, and we spent a lot of the film thinking "that's something Team Stupid would do... oh I think we DID do that one..."

The librarians are coming to party
Wish I was able to attend ALA Midwinter this year, especially as is it's so close.  I love how the article starts though.  :D

The long goodbye to Internet Explorer

NYPL: Public Domain Collections
Over 180,000 items in their Digital Collections in the public domain.  Really awesome stuff here.

I Can Haz Copyright Infringement? Internet Memes And Intellectual Property Risks
Great to read, and important.

3D Systems abandons its Cube printers, but DRM means you can't buy filament from anyone else
DRM, 3D printing, and obsolescence.

Cosplay, Copyright and Fair Use
Pretty much exactly what the title implies, as related to a recent court case.


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