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Day 1: Copyright as a Tool of Censorship

Day 2: Device and Digital Ownership

As the things we buy increasingly exist either in digital form or as devices with software, we also find ourselves subject to onerous licensing agreements and technological restrictions. If you buy something, you should be able to truly own it – meaning you can learn how it works, repair it, remove unwanted features, or tinker with it to make it work in a new way.

Learn More:

  • ReDigi and the Path Forward for Digital Exhaustion
  • EFF: Device ‘Ownership’ Is a Civil Liberties Issue
  • IFLA: Out of Hand? Libraries, eBook ownership and Lending
  • Copyright for Creativity: What Does Ownership Mean to You?

    Day 3: Public Domain and Creativity

    Copyright policy should encourage creativity, not hamper it. Excessive copyright terms inhibit our ability to comment, criticize, and rework our common culture.

    Learn More:

  • Copyright for Creativity: At the Heart of Creativity Lies the Public Domain
  • ARL: Celebrating New Works Entering the Public Domain
  • Wikimedia: Here’s Why We’re Celebrating the Public Domain in 2019
  • EFF: The Public Domain Is Back, But It Still Needs Defenders
  • Creative Commons: We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1923
  • Authors Alliance: Celebrating New Public Domain Works: Audiobooks on Librivox
  • Disruptive Competition Project: Fourth Estate v., Registration, and the Public Domain
  • CDT: Reservoir Clogs: Copyright and the Public Domain
  • IFLA: Public Domain, Privatised Knowledge, and Libraries
  • OTW: Copyright Week and Public Domain
  • New Media Rights: Modernizing Copyright & Expanding the Public Domain

    Day 4: Safe Harbors

    Safe harbor protections allow online intermediaries to foster public discourse and creativity. Safe harbor status should be easy for intermediaries of all sizes to attain and maintain.

    Learn More:

  • Copyright for Creativity: Drifting Away from Safe Harbors to the Internet’s © ‘Bermuda Triangle’
  • EFF: Copyright’s Safe Harbors Preserve What We Love About the Internet
  • IFLA: Save the Messenger! Why Libraries Should Care about Safe Harbour

    Day 5: Filters