I had an idea. It's called Public Party. I want to have a party, every year, to celebrate works that have passed into the public domain.
Hopefully, the first such party will be on the second Saturday of next year. If I know you, you're welcome; give me a call or something for more details.
And hopefully the idea sticks for people who don't know me, and other parties spring up. None will be as cool as those we have in New Zealand, though; with our 50 year term on films and sound recordings, we're headed into the swinging 1960s!
I've set up a little system to countdown to each party, and to keep track of some of the works we'll be celebrating. It ties into a larger system I'm working on, to keep track of works that are due to become public domain.
I'm sure I'll post more about this in the months ahead. If you can think of a better name, let me know.