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Czerny Mapped Boxes: Public Domain

Sue Czerny's collection of boxes that are mapped into multiple LibGuides for Kutztown website and classroom libguides

Public Domain

What is Public Domain?

A public domain work is a creative work that is not protected by copyright and which can be used freely by everyone.

More information available at:

University of Minnesota Libraries

Stanford University Libraries

When is a work in the Public Domain?

Works fall into the public domain for three main reasons:

1. When the copyright work term expires;

2. When the author doesn't follow the proper formalities for copyright; and when 

3. It is U.S. government work. 

 

Public Domain Resources

Many public domain resources can be found on the web.