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Free Images: Creative Commons and Public Domain

This guide provides information about sites offering free access to images for publications, teaching and other academic uses.

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. For more information on Fair Dealing and Copyright see the U of T guides and Library resources listed on the tab on the left, Copyright Guidelines.

Image Collections in Public Domain - Gratis & Few Copyright Restrictions