Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding our site. Please review these frequently asked questions before contacting us
with your questions.
- What does Public Domain mean?
- How does a work enter the Public Domain?
- What are sponsored files?
- Do I need to register to download files?
What does Public Domain mean?
Works in the public domain have no restrictions on use and may be used for any purpose, without any conditions, commercial or not, unless such conditions are required by law. You may find additional details about Public Domain works at Wikipedia: Public Domain
How does a work enter the Public Domain?
There are various reasons that a work may enter the public domain. In the United States, if a work's copyright has expired or was not renewed properly, it will fall in the public domain and lose any coyright protection. Additionally, works of the United States government, as defined by United States copyright law, is "a work prepared by an officer or employee of the U.S. government as part of that person's official duties." hold no copyright registration. In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law. The author or creator of a work may also dedicated it to the Public Domain.
Each file on our site contains detailed information on the origin of the file, as well as how it entered the Public Domain.
What are sponsored files?
To help cover the cost of hosting our site, we may include "sponsored files" in our search results. Sponsored files are provided by 3rd party companies, and may require payment or registration to use the file. Additionally, sponsored files may NOT be in the public domain.
Do I need to register to download files?
No. Registration is not required to download files from our site. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of files you may download.