10th anniversary of the Public Domain Manifesto

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Public Domain Manifesto. Its goal is to emphasize the importance of the wealth of information, which is free from the barriers associated to copyright limiting the access and re-use of a copyright work.

These barriers are not present either because rightholders voluntarily allow the use of their work or because copyright protection expires. Works that do not meet the condition of originality or are excluded from protection (such as data, ideas, methods of operation etc.) are also in the public domain. In the era when the Internet allows us the direct access to our cultural heritage and knowledge, it is important that the policy makers and individuals contribute to strengthening the concept of the public domain. One of the first signatories was also the Intellectual Property Institute.