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Images and Visual Resource Collections

Online guide to image collections for faculty, researchers and students at the University of Toronto.

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Definition - Public Domain in Canada

In Canada, most works pass into the public domain after fifty years following the end of the calendar year in which the author died. However, while a work may be in the public domain, a specific edition or image of the work may be under copyright. This is important to remember.

Image Collections in Public Domain - Gratis & No Copyright Restrictions