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About Public Domain
What is public domain?
A public domain work is a creative work that is not protected by copyright and which may be freely used by everyone. The reasons that the work is not protected include:
(1) the term of copyright for the work has expired;
(2) the author failed to satisfy statutory formalities to perfect the copyright
(3) the work is a work of the U.S. Government
Public Domain Slider
This tool helps you determine if a work is still protected by copyright or if it is in the public domain.