Finding the Public Domain: Copyright Review Management System Toolkit
by Melissa Levine, et al.
Publisher: University of Michigan Library 2016
Number of pages: 324
Copyright is meant to do something - several things - to accomplish socially desirable ends. One of those ends is to create a space for a free exchange of ideas that allows us to build upon a universe of expression that came before. How can I tell if something is in the public domain?
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