Duke Law celebrates Public Domain Day on January 1 of every year, raising public awareness of old creative works for which the copyright has expired. This is presumably out of a sense of wry irony (henceforth “wryrony”), as nothing in the United States will enter the public domain until 2019.
Read What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on January 1, 2011? on Duke’s web site. For now, we’ll just have to thank our lucky stars that we got Jane Austen.