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Copyright for Faculty

Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons resources for NOVA faculty and instructors.

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Public Domain Basics

Some Collections of Public Domain Works

Public Domain Mark

Creative Commons License

This is the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark.

If you see this on a work, it means someone has identified that work as Public Domain (e.g. because copyright has expired, it is a government work, etc.)

To Dedicate Your Own Work to the Public Domain

Creative Commons License

If you wish to share your work for use without restrictions, the appropriate CC license is CC0 Zero "no rights reserved".