This year, public domain advocates in the United States have a lot to celebrate.
This year we have a real “public domain day” in the United States. On January 1, a number of films, books, songs, and artistic works once protected by US copyright, and all from the year 1923, will suddenly be in the public domain. So starting today (January 1) anyone can freely read, cite, or republish. And that includes Marcel Duchamp’s original“The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)” (1915–23), which is housed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Huzzah!
Btw, if you think bad things happen when works that enter the Public Domain, you should read this blog post by Theodora Middleton.