Using Public Domain Texts, Images, Audio and Film
The majority of our content featured is in the public domain or under an open license universally, however, because laws relating to copyright duration vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, if you wish to re-use material from the review you should firstly check your local laws. This section of our Guide to Finding Interesting Public Domain Works Online might be a useful starting point.
Additionally, though a work itself may be in the public domain, this does not mean that its digital copy which has been published online is necessarily free from claims of copyright. We follow the Wikimedia Foundation line that:
faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain, and that claims to the contrary represent an assault on the very concept of a public domain.
Please see here for more details. Again, as with copyright duration, the legality of claiming copyright on faithful reproductions of 2D public domain works varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In light of this, please be aware that depending on local laws it may not always be possible in your country to re-use such content. For a brief country-by-country review, see here.
In each case, for details relating to specific copyright claims, please see the original source.
Using Public Domain Review Articles
All articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. This means you can use our material for any purpose as long as you attribute the author and The Public Domain Review as follows and publish under the same license:
[Article Title] was originally published by [Name of Author] in The Public Domain Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. If you wish to reuse it please see: http://publicdomainreview.org/legal/
The license prohibits the ‘re-user’ from using the attribution requirement to suggest that the original author or licensor endorses or supports a particular use of a work.