Welcome to Web Series World News, where we as a community discuss current events in the digital and TV worlds! Today’s topic:
Public domain adaptations
In January 2019, copyrights will expire for 35 silent films by Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, and more, in the largest collection of art becoming public domain since 1998.
Public domain art adaptations in web series is a common trend, so what’s your opinion? Have you made an adaptation, are you planning on it, and why or why not? What are the benefits of adaptations? And specific to this piece of news, what are some creative things you can do now that all these silent films will be public domain and free for you to use in your own art?