This is a holiday I can really get behind. James Boyle explains that the first of the year is when we look forward to the next crop of works lapsing into the public domain and become free for re-mix and re-use. In Europe, there is much to celebrate but here in the US, not so much.
The fine folks at the Creative Commons are also observing the day with details on how others are also celebrating. CC has much to be glad of, not just improvements and expansion to the cultural commons. They also achieved their ambitious $500K year end fund raising goal. Exceeded it to be entirely accurate.
And lastly, Slashdot shares a nice bit of speculation, what would have entire the public domain today if not for term extensions.