Recognizing Public Domain Day
For the first time since the passage of the Copyright Term Extension Act in 1998, works will enter the public domain in the United States due to the expiration of the copyright term. This event at Suffolk University celebrates the legal and public policy rationale behind copyright limits and the public domain, as well as the creativity of those individuals whose works will soon enter the public domain.
Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours will participate with his lecture "Past Tense, Present Tense: The Ongoing Life of Virginia Woolf".
Image: George Charles Beresford - Virginia Woolf in 1902 via Wikimedia Commons
BIO: Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1999. Cunningham is a senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University.