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February 11, 2020 Copyright Corner
In Fall 2018, Copyright Services began a pilot rights review project of material, mainly images, available through the Digital Collections- https://library.osu.edu/dc (DC). The original goal was to research the copyright status of material in the DC and to select the appropriate rightsstatement to submit material to the Digital Public Library of America. We also had a goal of learning what content may be in the public domain. In beginning this project, we were inspired by the work of the University of Michigan’s Copyright Review Management System and the New York Public Library in determining...
December 31, 2019 Copyright Corner
2019 began with a celebration; after a 20-year pause, works published in the United States in 1923 entered the public domain. In recognition of this occasion, Ohio State University Libraries began the Public Domain Day project, collaborating with partners across the university to bring attention to works whose term of copyright protection has expired and to encourage creative uses of public domain materials in the University Libraries’ collections. In January of this year, the Public Domain Day project website was launched to share more information about the project and the partnerships...