Carl Malamud on the US Public Domain




This is old now, but I just found a recording of an interesting 2007 talk by Carl Malamud about his efforts to cajole US Government agencies and Canadian corporations into recognizing and acting on the public domain status of all US government info, including, of course, case law. (Re-)Defining the Public Domain is available at Berkeley’s School of Information as audio, and also with his slideshow. To find the law content, skip ahead to 38:12 of the video version. Some really choice quotes here, and the whole thing is a great introduction to his strategic, and very practical, thinking.

Comments are closed.