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Copyright and Fair Use: Copyright Friendly Resources

Copyright and Fair Use resources and information for students, faculty and staff

Public Domain

Public Domain Defined-

"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."

http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html

Public Domain Tools

Copyright Safe Resources