Public domain

Script error: No such module "Pp-move-indef".Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired,[1] have been forfeited,[2] or are inapplicable. Examples include the works of Shakespeare and Beethoven, The King James Bible, most of the early silent films, the formulae of Newtonian physics, and the patents on powered flight.[1] The term is not normally applied to situations where the creator of a work retains residual rights, in which case use of the work is referred to as "under license" or "with permission".

In informal usage, the public domain consists of works that are publicly available; while according to the formal definition, it consists of works that are unavailable for private ownership or are available for public use.[2] As rights are country-based and vary, a work may be subject to rights in one country and not in another. Some rights depend on registrations with a country-by-country basis, and the absence of registration in a particular country, if required, implies public domain status in that country.

Public Domain is one of the traditional safety valves in copyright law.

Other Languages
English: Public domain
മലയാളം: പൊതുസഞ്ചയം
Afrikaans: Publieke domein
Alemannisch: Gemeinfreiheit
العربية: ملكية عامة
asturianu: Dominiu públicu
azərbaycanca: İctimai mülkiyyət
Boarisch: Gmoafreiheit
беларуская: Грамадскі набытак
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Грамадзкі набытак
čeština: Volné dílo
Zazaki: Malê şari
Ελληνικά: Κοινό κτήμα
Esperanto: Publika havaĵo
føroyskt: Almenn ogn
ગુજરાતી: પબ્લિક ડોમેન
magyar: Közkincs
interlingua: Dominio public
Bahasa Indonesia: Ranah umum
Basa Jawa: Domain umum
Lëtzebuergesch: Domaine public
Limburgs: Publiek domein
македонски: Јавна сопственост
Bahasa Melayu: Domain awam
Nedersaksies: Pebliek domein
Nederlands: Publiek domein
norsk nynorsk: Offentleg eigedom
português: Domínio público
română: Domeniul public
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Javno vlasništvo
Simple English: Public domain
slovenčina: Public domain
slovenščina: Javna last
српски / srpski: Јавно власништво
svenska: Public domain
Türkçe: Kamu malı
удмурт: Мер ваньбур
Tiếng Việt: Phạm vi công cộng
Yorùbá: Ohun ìgboro
中文: 公有领域
粵語: 公家領域