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Copyright Guide : Public Domain


Some materials are in the public domain, which means the intellectual property is not owned or controlled by any person or entity. Materials in the public domain can be used freely, although they may need to be properly cited. 

What is public domain?

The public domain covers works not protected by copyright. Learn which works are in the public domain and how works become a part of it. Created by the U.S. Copyright Office. 

Online Resources

Public domain texts

Public domain video and audio

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