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Copyright Guide: Public Domain

What is Public Domain?

What is Public Domain?

A creative work is considered in the public domain if no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. Those rights may have expired, or may not apply for various reasons. Creators can even donate their work to the public domain so that everyone can enjoy that work free of copyright concerns.

Public Domain Resources


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Brenda Almeyda
Charlotte AHEC Library
Carolinas Medical Center - Main


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