Notice of copyrights:
Public domain is an entrenched doctrine of intellectual property law and refers to intellectual property works, such as inventions, writings, recordings or photographs, which have no patent or copyright intellectual property protection. Thus, public domain materials are not protected by intellectual property law. Legal ownership belongs to the public at-large; and not to any individual person. In the result, anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission, but no one can ever own it.
- Much of the actual "bare bones" content contained within library pages
and books you will see if marked so [-PD-] is sourced
from the "Public Domain" and may be shared without restriction.*
[*See Below for exceptions]
Some of the content pages as marked [-CCASA-] are gleened from sources that are
copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license
which which can be seen at
Webpages designs, formatting of content, the nature of the online
collection itself and content not marked by other copyrights are held
in copyright by: ©
for the Titus Coan Memorial Library Project solely for the purpose of protecting
the library as a whole from outright plagiarism, and not for commercial gain.
A good rule of thumb if you are not sure of your possible use of this content,
etc, is to ASK. It is not our intention to be overly restrictive...
However, a collection of public domain works may, as a collection, be subject to intellectual property as a new and novel work. This is especially true for websites, many of which simply collect, gather and reproduce public domain information and yet the new collection is itself protected by copyright even though the raw material is not.
Duhaime's Law Dictionary