The Public Domain – Top 10 Questions
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Question 4 – Do I Need to Get Permission from Anyone to Use a Work in the Public Domain?

No. Again, once a work enters the public domain you are free to use it for your own benefit, including to make a profit.

Question 5 – Do I Need to Put Others on Notice That I Am Using a Work Within the Public Domain?

No. A work in the public domain by its very nature is for everyone. You do not need to give notice to others that a work you’re using is part of the public domain.

Question 6 – Do I Need To Pay Anyone Royalties to Use a Work in the Public Domain?

No. Public domain work is free for you to use for any reason, including commercial profit.

Next, we’ll go over public domain questions 7 – 9.