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This page, incomplete, is intended as a first guide to deciding whether the copyright of an image has expired in the United States (where the webserver of is located), and thus whether the image can be considered to be in the public domain.

Anonymous, and first published before 1923

If the image is anonymous and was first published before 1923, its copyright has expired. Details

Not anonymous, or first published in or after 1923

Published in the Americas

  • United States, before 1964: If a copyright was not renewed during the 28th year of the first term of copyright, it expired. Details
  • United States, before 1978: Material published without a copyright notice in the United States before 1978 is not copyright. Details

Published in Asia

Published in Europe