Q. What does it mean if a work is in the public domain?

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Works in the public domain have no copyright protection. A work can fall into the public domain for a number of reasons including lack of proper copyright notice or failure to renew (when these were required by law) or expiration of the copyright term. Works created by the United States government are in the public domain.

You are free to use works in the public domain without fear of copyright infringement. 

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  • Last Updated Jul 17, 2017
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  • Answered By Jeff Graveline

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