Center for the Public Domain

About Us

The Center for the Public Domain, a philanthropic foundation based in Durham, North Carolina, is dedicated to the preservation of a healthy and robust public domain. Through grant making, original research, conferences, and collaborative programs, the Center seeks to call attention to the importance of the public domain and spur effective, practical solutions and responses. Its work is animated by the conviction that new legal regimes, social institutions and transparent technologies must be created to fortify the information commons. The Center for the Public Domain is enthusiastically committed to this mission -- and to the use of innovative philanthropy and catalytic leadership to secure the future of the public domain. To date, the Center has awarded more than $5 million in grants to projects worldwide.

For more information on the Center's innovative approach to philanthropy, see Supported Organizations [ ].

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