Public Domain

Public Domain

What is Public Domain?

Public Domain is information, knowledge or artistic creation no longer protected by copyright.  The copyright law state in no case does copyright protection for an original work  fo authorship extend to any idea procedure, process system, method of operation concept, principle or discovery. ( Paragraph 102) 

Once materials are in public domain, anyone can use these materials without prior permission of the copyright holder.  Sometimes a previously published work now in public domain that is re- published can generate new revenue.  These funds would go to the new publisher of this work and not the original copyright holder.

There are public domain websites.......

Public Domain Music and Songs   www.pdinfo.com/default.htm