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Next year, the book will go out of copyright and into the public domain.
  property rights that are held by the public at large
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  • Next year, the book will go out of copyright and into the public domain.
  • The sheriff said old Mr. M. F. Sewell was in the public domain, but Mr. Fink said testily he supposed it was his cemetery lot, his granddaddy, and his teeth, and declined forthwith to be arrested.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • They may be modified and printed and given away—you may do practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The reading occupied the attention that she had formerly given to gossip about sweethearts and the experimental retreats that she would go through with her girl friends, not because it was imposed as discipline but because she had lost all interest by then in talking about mysteries that were in the public domain.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • "When you’re involved with a man like Roarke, personal life becomes public domain."
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Always in a house of death, Virgie was thinking, all the stories come evident, show forth from the person, become a part of the public domain.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Always in a house of death, Virgie was thinking, all the stories come evident, show forth from the person, become a part of the public domain.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • "We’re a public domain organization.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation (and you!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
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Associated words [difficulty]:   public domain [8] , bar [1] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , conflict of interest [7] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , class action [8] , power of attorney [8] , pro bono [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , demurrer [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , prima facie [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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