Public Domain

Public Domain

This refers to the status of a work whose copyright has expired, or that never had copyright protection. Anyone can use material that is in the public domain without having to be granted permission but no one can ever own it. All composers/authors/copyright owners must be out of copyright before a work can enter the public domain.

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