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What is Public Domain?
Photographs and the Public Domain
"Early Wind Tunnel" courtesy of NASA and the Internet Archive is in the Public Domain
"Woman in a Rowing Boat" courtesy of National Science and Media Museum is in the Public Domain
"Women's Hockey Team - College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan" by J.E. Murray fonds is in the Public Domain
Government Works and the Public Domain
Posthumous Works and the Public Domain
Adapted from the University of Saskatchewan's Copyright Office - Public Domain webpage. Modifications have been made by the MHC Copyright Office. All content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
A flowchart to help determine whether a work is in the Public Domain in Canada. For a "Literary, Dramatic, Musical, or Artistic Work," start on page one. For a photograph or sound recording, start on page two. This flowchart was created by the University of Alberta Copyright Office.
A non-profit organization dedicated to digitizing works in the Public Domain. Currently, over 40,000 titles are available to download in multiple formats. Many titles are also available in audio formats.
A large archive of images, music, texts, podcasts, moving images, and software, many of which are licensed under Creative Commons or are in the Public Domain. Registered users can also upload their own material and link to it from personal websites.
Audio readings of books that are in the Public Domain.