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List of Public Domain Materials[edit]

I feel like we should compile a list of all material that has become or is close to becoming Public Domain.

( (talk) 08:15, 21 February 2022 (UTC))Reply[reply]

The public domain contains 99.999% of all human output. Some more specific lists exist, like List of animated films in the public domain in the United States and List of films in the public domain in the United States. lethargilistic (talk) 01:43, 2 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 9 September 2022[edit] (talk) 11:01, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Cannolis (talk) 11:31, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 10 September 2022[edit]

Tassilomoedl (talk) 09:32, 10 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Under the public domain logo stands "Public domain logo from the Creative Commons Corporation", but Creative Commons isn´t a Corporation.

 Not done: Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation. ––FormalDude (talk) 15:17, 10 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 16 January 2023[edit]

I think the phrase "Because those rights have expired, ..." in the third sentence of the article should be changed to "Because no one holds the exclusive rights, ..."

Not all items in public domain are from "the rights having expired"- as the second sentence states there are many ways or reasons content could be in the public domain. (talk) 18:30, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done ~ Eejit43 (talk) 04:13, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Newtonian physics[edit]

The article includes, as an example. in the United States, items excluded from copyright include the formulae of Newtonian physics. This statement is both unsourced and an awkward example. The writings of Isaac Newton on physics would never have been a consideration for US copyright, as Newton's body had been at rest since more than a half century before the US had copyright laws, and is likely to remain that way. If we need an example of laws of physics and the statement thereof not being subject to US copyright, Einsteinian relativity seems a more appropriate choice. --Nat Gertler (talk) 05:09, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]