Ensign, David
February 2008
Kentucky Libraries;Winter2008, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
The article discusses works in the public domain and those that qualify for copyright protection in the U.S. The author mentions that there are a number of reasons why works become a part of the public domain and they may also be purposely placed in the public domain by their authors. He explains that when a work is in the public domain, it means that the rights granted to copyright in section 106 of the Copyright Act do not apply and these include distribution, the right to create derivative works and reproduction. He points out that caution needs to be exercised in the use of many works in the public domain.


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