Public Domain Day | MIT Libraries

“What is the public domain? The public domain is everything that is not covered by copyright. It is a commons of creative content that is free for anyone to use and build upon without asking permission or paying a fee. Copyright protects creative works for a limited time in order to incentivize creation and allow creators to profit from their work, but no one creates something from nothing. The public domain is both the foundation for future creativity, and the most fundamental public library: stuff that has no barriers at all to access and to use….”

Source: Public Domain Day | MIT Libraries