Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

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Chart of copyright terms and public domain in the U.S. Part of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum Module 4: Share It.
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This document from the Cornell University Library Copyright Information Center is a chart showing copyright terms and public domain under United States copyright law. Includes time periods and information regarding published works, unpublished works, sound recordings, special cases, and architectural works. This chart does not cover concepts such as fair use and sovereignty as discussed by Jane Anderson, but can be used as a baseline reference. This document is part of Module 4: Share It of the Digital Stewardship Curriculum.

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copyright
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2017-07-01
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English
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This educational resource on the Sustainable Heritage Network website may be protected by copyright and/or related rights including a Creative Commons license. You are free to use individual items in any way that is permitted through the relevant legislation that applies in your country. At all times, you remain responsible for your own use. You may find additional information about the copyright status of each item in the Creative Commons, Publisher, and Source fields on each item. © 2004-2017 Peter B. Hirtle. Last updated 9 January, 2017. Use of this chart is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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https://copyright.cornell.edu/publicdomain
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