Internal:Wikipedia Day and Public Domain Day
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WikiDC would like to hold some kind of event in 2021, perhaps with partners, to recognize two things:
- (1) Wikipedia Day, Jan 15 2021, when Wikipedia turns 20, and
- (2) Public Domain Day, Jan 1, when materials first published in the U.S. in 1925 become part of the public domain. (And on the same date, many materials around the world also become part of the public domain, with varying years and dates.)
Ariel is gathering ideas and making plans.
- Possible speakers and partners
- Rob Fernandez spoke about new materials in the public domain last year (or the year before) -- he'd do it again -- [[w:2021_in_public_domain|materials going public domain on Jan 1 2021]
- Copyright profs at American Univ. -- Peter emailed Meredith Jacob and Sean Flynn
- John Mark Ockerbloom had a WCNA presentation in San Diego about research on which materials are not copyrighted that you might think were copyrighted.
- Wikimedia Public Policy -- Peter emailed Sherwin Siy
- Wikipedia Day events elsewhere
- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikipedia_20 -- Peter joined the Telegram group for Wikipedia 20
- We could hold an editathon on something related?