Canadian Groups Collaborate on Public Domain Database
“Want to know what published works are in not subject to copyright? Two Canadian copyright groups have announced they will co-operate to create an on-line database of published works that have entered the public domain.
“In what they describe as a “ground-breaking project,” Access Copyright and Creative Commons Canada say they will create the “most comprehensive” searchable catalogue of published works that are no longer protected by copyright law.
“The aim of the registry is to determine whether a published work is in the public domain. The registry will also link to digital versions of the work, and provide information about where a paper copy of the work can be purchased.”
Jack Kapica. Database Planned for Public Domain Works. GlobeandMail.com. March 3, 2006.
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