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Image Collections for Sciences and Social Sciences

Image collections for the Sciences and Social Sciences.

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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.

Canadian Copyrights Database. To find out if books are in the public domain, you can search the Canadian Copyrights Database.

Image Collections in Public Domain - Gratis & No Copyright Restrictions