2019 Public Domain Day (Suffolk Law)

2019 Public Domain Day Conference

January 31, 2019, 9:30 AM–5:00 PM
Suffolk University
Sargent Hall
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

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In January 2019, for the first time since the passage of the Copyright Term Extension Act in 1998, works will enter the public domain in the United States due to the expiration of the copyright term. This event celebrates the legal and public policy rational behind the public domain law as well as the creative works of those individual whose works enters the public domain.

Please join us to celebrate the works of creatives including Virginia Woolf, Charlie Chaplin, Man Ray, Hemingway and many others. Our series of speakers includes Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham, of The Hours; public domain advocate and pioneer Professor Lawrence Lessig; Dan Kamin – the mime and trainer who worked with Robert Downey Jr. to prepare for his role in the film Chaplin, and with Johnny Depp for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and Benny & Joon – and much more!