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Public Domain

Works in the Public Domain are not protected under copyright law and may be freely used by anyone!

Generally these include works published before 1923; those whose copyright terms have expired; or anything published by the U.S. federal government. Copyright terms vary depending upon the life of the author and whether or not the author is a corporation.

More about the Public Domain:

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
By Peter B. Hirtle

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