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What is Public Domain?

The Public Domain refers to works that were created in certain time periods that are no longer protected by copyright. The following works are in the Public Domain:

  • Works published prior to 1923
  • Works published between 1923 and 1963 without a copyright notice
  • Works published between 1923 and 1963 with a copyright notice but without the copyright being renewed

Where can I find works in the public domain?

Public Domain or Not?