Copyright

Material presented here is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Specific legal questions pertaining to Eastern Michigan University should be directed to the Office of Legal Affairs.

What is Public Domain?

Public domain is defined as any creative work that is not protected by copyright law so anyone can use them.  Copyright protection is defined by the the year the work was created or published. The websites below provide more information about using the date to determine copyright status. All government publications are public domain.

Public Domain and Orphan Works

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