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Copyright and Intellectual Property: Resources

This guide serves as an introduction to copyright resources and best practices. It is not meant as legal advice.

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Public Domain

Where is the public domain?

The public domain is not a place. 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.   (From the U.S. Copyright Office)

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