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Public Domain

Public Domain

"A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner."

SOURCE: "Where is the Public Domain?" in Definitions (FAQ) from U.S. Copyright Office. Accessed 4/1/2020

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Public Domain