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Works whose legal protection by copyright have expired or have been lawfully released. Law varies by country.

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Public domain search tools/websites

Is there a united resource or program to search public domain works? By united I mean it searches in more than 1 website for my search term.
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Can I copy or publish, text from a website.

Can I copy or publish text—from a website—that is in the public domain? The text was already published as hard cover, in many apps, and as PDF. But never for Kindle (AZW3).
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As a US citizen is it illegal to access an ebook from a country where it is PD, if it is not PD in the US?

I am looking for US laws specifically identifying this scenario, I am not looking for interpretation of the law. I am looking for law relating to personal use/reading only. I stumbled across Planet ...
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If a publisher owns the rights to their own content does it become public domain if they go out of business?

If a publisher owns the rights to their content and they go out of business how can you find out who owns it? Does the content they created and published become public domain? Who would own the ...
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Are books on Wikisource "by definition" fair game for creating ebooks?

There are a few old Mark Twain books on wikisource available in both english and spanish that I would like to combine to create bilingual editions for sale via CreateSpace or Lulu. CreateSpace, at ...
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Where can I download free ebooks? [closed]

I have been searching for ebooks but I don't have money to buy them. Can I get them for free?
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How can I print an image-only ebook as a physical book?

The Shabara Bhashya is an important text of Hindu philosophy, containing the traditional proof that Hinduism is true, but unfortunately it's out of print. It's in the public domain and available on ...
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