“The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture”, edited by Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (CC France legal lead) and Juan Carlos De Martin, is now available under a CC BY licence. As described by Dulong de Rosnay:
This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain — that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information — is fundamental to a healthy society.
The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current debate about copyright and the Internet. It opens up discussion and offers practical solutions to the difficult question of the regulation of culture at the digital age.
The PDF licensed under CC Attribution can be downloaded from Communia’s website. The book can also be purchased in all formats (hardback, paperback, and digital editions) on the website of OpenBookPublishers.