Creative materials referred to as “public domain” are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws. Anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission. Public domain works are freely available to the public as a whole and no one can ever own them.
A creative work becomes a public domain work if exclusive intellectual property rights to it have expired, have been forfeited, have been expressly waived, or are inapplicable.
Sometimes a work may be considered “in the public domain” of one jurisdiction, but not in another.
- @somethingburger : Licensing Steemit Content: Who Owns Your Posts? September 27th, 2017
- @freestockphotos : #introduceyourself My name is Matt I love the Public Domain and I give my professional photos away for free!!! February 5th, 2018
- Wikipedia : Public Domain Retrieved in July 11th, 2017
- Internet Archive : https://archive.org A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Retrieved in July 11th, 2017
- Project Gutenberg : http://www.gutenberg.org A free ebooks library. Retrieved in July 11th, 2017
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