Public domain

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Overzicht vrije licenties

Public domain is one of the free licenses, clearly described by Creative Commons.

General rules[edit]

Public domain can be the result of either:

  • 70 years after the death of the author
  • autonomous decision by the author
  • generic decision by the government (USA)

National exceptions can be valid (extended rights in France for war victims).


Combinations can be made, i.e. the base text in CC BY-SA, the publication under classic copyright as with the book Schrijven voor Wikipedia.

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