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Citing Sources: Public Domain

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Public Domain materials have no copyrights - but you still need to attribute or cite source and author as part of your obligation to allow others to re-search for and find the content you saw - to confirm or dispute your commentary or use.

What is in the Public Domain?

You must cite (credit the author or creator) even if content is in the “Public Domain”.

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