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January 2021

Public Domain

Figure 1. Logo PDD 2021 by Cienkamilla (retrieved January 6th, 2021)

What is Public Domain?

The term "public domain" refers to materials no longer protected by copyright (ISED Canada, 2018). In other words, the public domain includes pieces in which the copyright has expired. No individual owns the work, rather the public now owns the piece and is free to use it without obtaining permission.