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Public Domain & Creative Commons: Public Domain Info

Find freely available and permissibly licensed, video, audio, and text for use in your presentations and projects.

Choosing Public Domain for Your work

While public domain status generally applies to works that have aged out of copyright protections, there does exist the option to designate new content as public domain.  Choosing to designate your own original works as public domain will waive all copyrights and related rights that you have over your work.  The Creative Commons organization provides a tool publishing a public domain notice along with your works.

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