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

The realm of intellectual property which is not protected by patents or copyright, i.e. over which no person or other legal entity can establish a proprietary interest.

This book is in the public domain.
There is very little information about the treaty which is in the public domain.

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