Category talk:Public domain

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In addition to the problems raised below, typefaces pose an additional problem. While the glyphs of a typeface eventually become public domain worldwide, the typeface name may be trademarked which never expires. The typeface cannot be distributed or copied with the trademark intact. Combined with a lack of verifiability, this categorization has dubious merit. Cpoakes (talk) 15:03, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

What definition of "public domain" does this category use? US and EU copyright laws (to say nothing of others) do not use the same criteria, which makes the use of this category problematic at best. It also contains no references for verifiability. - JasonAQuest (talk) 20:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

This category, per se, includes articles about the concept of "public domain", which I think is fine. It would include, for instance, articles about public domain in various jdx. The subcategories for "public domain works" of various sorts do have issues of the sort you describe. --Lquilter (talk) 06:58, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Is there a solution other than deleting those subcategories? - JasonAQuest (talk) 05:42, 10 January 2008 (UTC)