Public Domain

Africa:What Libya's 'Slave Auctions' Tell us About the Humanitarian System

(Photo: le pays)It's time to talk about race and racismIn the wake of the CNN report on human auctions in Libya, there has rightly been a surge in …

António Guterres

Copy This Podcast Episode 11: Pop Culture and the Public Domain - Re:Create

Nov 30, 2017<p>In the 11th episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson talks with James Boyle, law professor at Duke and co-founder of the Center for the …

Humanities

Global Music Lobby Groups Hit Ottawa in Blitz Over Copyright Term Extension

Global groups such as the International Confederation of Music Publishers and the U.S. National Music Publishers Association came to Ottawa this week …

What people in 1900 thought life would be like in the technological paradise of 2000

Filed under: News, World News, Weird News<p>In 1900, German chocolate company Hildebrands produced a series of postcards imagining the wonders of life in the year 2000.<p>Read more...<p>Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

AOL

Manufacturing Impact: Why We Digitize

pemOn October 17, I spoke at the a href=https://dpo.si.edu/2017-smithsonian-digitization-fair-welcome-02017 Smithsonian Digitization Fair/a, on a …

New York Public Library

Uber pulls prank to highlight parking woes in Singapore

Uber leveraged the influence of social media bloggers and local media sites to play a prank as part of its campaign 'Unlocking Cities' to highlight …

Uber

Into the jungle of free resources: a guide for one-man teams and small game studios

Free resources are a a treasure for solo game makers or small studios. Let's discover how to navigate through licenses and get them!<p>In the last few …

Copyright

Papa November website

Contributed by Frank Grießhammer<i><br>Source: http://papa-november.com License: Public Domain.</i> <br>Papa November used to be a place for very good coffee and …

Typography

No More (knockoff) Mickey?

We’ve all seen them. The Mickey and Minnie that show up at children’s birthday parties, slightly resembling the originals but off just enough to make …

Walt Disney Company

Procrastination costs in lost opportunities as the window of time closes

Two ways my procrastination is costing me right now:<p>1. I missed getting my material on the choral masterpiece <i>Carmina Burana</i> ready in time for the …

Procrastination

10 Cats Who Can't Even Right Now

01 of 11<p>Cats Who Just Can't Even<p>Love them or hate them, there’s one characteristic of cats that we all know to be true: They are the most judgy, …

Marketing-driven government (Part 1)

Marketing is an approach to social programme design and delivery that should underpin how governments and not-for-profit agencies develop and select …

Are the Papers Behind This Year’s Nobel Prizes in the Public Domain?

Many of the important papers penned by the chemistry laureates are not freely accessible. Yet the Nobel Prizes are apparently given for work that is …

Neuroscience

Admissions season: What parents should really be looking for in a school

It is the time of year when parents of three-year-olds are reminded, if they hadn’t already been worrying about it, that their children are growing up fast and will start school next autumn. For parents of children in Year 6 it’s the same routine, albeit with the more daunting prospect of secondary …

Parenting

Can You Copyright The Law?

A basic tenant of a functioning democracy is access to information and, in particular, access to the law. Everyone should be able to read the law, …

Law

Peer Into NYC's Commercial Past With This Scrapbook of Trade Cards

The special collections of the Brooklyn Museum Library hold a variety of treasures, from thousands of glass lantern slides to a delicate album of …

Brooklyn Museum

Why Copyright Term Matters: Publisher Study Highlights Crucial Role of the Public Domain in Ontario Schools

The Ontario Book Publishers Organization recently published a study funded by the OMDC on the use of Canadian books in English classes in Ontario …

Copyright

Byzantine music and musical manuscripts

Music has played a central role in Greek Orthodox services for centuries. Nicolas Bell describes the manuscript evidence for this music in the …

British Library

Wikipedia + Libraries

Public library staff know that many people in their communities look for information online before going to the library. However, public library …

Libraries

Holt House

There's a crumbling old mansion inside the Smithsonian National Zoo.<p>The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is one of the most heavily trafficked attractions …

Culture

NASA's Latest Jupiter Pics Are Here to Remind You The Universe Doesn't Totally Suck

Awe-inspiringly beautiful.<p>NASA's Juno probe has just sent back incredible images from its eighth science flyby of the gas giant. But as if the highly …

Science

USACE Harvey Timeline

Advanced Embed Example<p>Add the following CSS to the header block of your HTML document.<p>Then add the mark-up below to the body block of the same …

Defense Industry

Hurricane Harvey

Date Taken:<p>09.04.2017<p>Date Posted:<p>09.04.2017 22:12<p>Photo ID:<p>3736922<p>VIRIN:<p>170904-F-AX815-0081<p>Resolution:<p>4928x3280<p>Size:<p>2.47 MB<p>Location:<p>BEAUMONT, TX, …

Hurricane Harvey

Birmingham bin strike: Report warns deal 'unaffordable'

<b>The deal that ended the bin strike which saw mountains of waste pile up on Birmingham's streets is unaffordable, a report warns.</b><p>The seven-week strike action was suspended last week amid negotiations between Unite and the city council.<p>But the breakthrough could be unworkable as the council report …

Which reptile are you? [quiz]

Reptiles are often seen as cold, creepy creatures, whose characteristics are applied negatively in popular culture. Despite this low opinion of this …

Reptiles

What Does NAFTA Renegotiation Have to Do With Netflix, Lions (Witches And Wardrobes), And Textbooks?

On Wednesday, the United States began the first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which will include a …

Copyright

6 signs that your online date can't be trusted

If it weren’t for online dating, most of my generation would be single. Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish are all standard apps you'd expect to see on a single person’s smartphone. Subscriptions to dating sites are no longer taboo. Now, having your own ‘oh, we met on the internet’ story is just as …

Relationships

This Unusual 1948 PSA Depicts a World Without Paper

Get used to eating rice directly out of your pocket.<p>Paper recycling has existed since at least the 11th century, when numerous Japanese shops began …

Culture

How a 19th century Urdu play come to be translated in Hebrew script

This Judaeo-Urdu manuscript may have been created for (or by) the Baghdadi Jewish community.<p>The British Library’s sole Judaeo-Urdu manuscript is a …

Museum of Sexual Cultures of the World

It's the only museum of its kind in Ukraine.<p>A little museum in Kharkiv, Ukraine contains pictures, sculptures, and information about current and …

Atlas Obscura