Public domain

Updated: 05/05/2017 by Computer Hope

Public domain may refer to any of the following:

public domain1. The term public domain in general refers to the free use of the work or object without any restrictions. This may be because of the lack of a Copyright or because the work is no longer owned.

2. When referring to software, public domain is software can be freely distributed and used, because a company has released it as so or because it's out business. Public domain software may or may not carry a Copyright.

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