What is the public domain?
The public domain consists of all works that never had copyright protection and works that no longer have copyright protection. The public domain also includes most works created by the United States government. All works in the public domain are free for the public use.
Works published in the United States prior to 1923 are in the public domain.
Is It in the Public Domain
Public Domain Links
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