Secret Public Domain

I get why copyright exists, but in practice it’s gone from something designed to protect creators into a corporate machine which restricts innovation. Worse yet, our convoluted system allows many works to be lost to history because libraries and universities fear duplicating the content into modern digital medium while the original medium physically falls apart. Thankfully machine learning is coming to the rescue for some content, as it’s able to scan records to see what documents never had their copyrights renewed so we’ll soon be able to get more works available.

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