Public Domain Definition

Public lands.
Webster's New World
The condition of being free from copyright or patent and, hence, open to use by anyone.
Webster's New World
Government-owned land; all publications, processes, and inventions that are not protected by patent or copyright.
Webster's New World Law
Copyright laws protect the ownership rights for creators of tangible creative works like poetry, music, art, books, movies, product designs and other forms of intellectual property, such as computer programs.
The protection of a piece of creative work in general is considered in effect until the first day of the year 70 years after the death of the author when it becomes public domain.

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