Each year on January 1st, thousands of works become a part of the public domain "due to the expiration of copyright protection terms on works produced by authors who died several decades earlier..." as "their content is no longer owned or controlled by anyone, but it rather becomes a common treasure, available for anyone to freely use for any purpose."* Moreover, the Public Domain Review honors the “Class of 2014″ with a photo op and brief bios. For more information click HERE.
*"1 January 2014." 1 January 2014. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.