Answered By: Laura Sider Last Updated: Sep 12, 2017 Views: 452
You should look at the publication date. Once you know the date, you can figure out whether the book is in the public domain. Generally, books published BEFORE 1923 in the U.S. are in the public domain. Others published after that date, up to 1977 but were published without a copyright notice (©) or other notice, MAY also be in the public domain. Review the excellent and comprehensive public domain chart created by Peter Hirtle at: https://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
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