We Are Using Public Domain Files



Most of the files at this site are in the public domain in the United States. This is because:

  • They were originally printed in the US, and
  • Their copyright has expired (they were published in or prior to 1922), or
  • They were published between 1923 and 1964 (inclusive) and the copyright was not renewed, or
  • They were published by the US Government, or
  • Books printed outside the US in or before 1922 are in the public domain in the US.

Books and other content become public domain in different ways in different countries. So if you reside outside the US, you will have to use different criteria to determine if a text is in the public domain. Keep in mind, that in some countries, this is determined by the date of death of the author.

All images in this website are either copyright or free to use.

I want to thanks J.B. Hare from sacred-texts as the source of many of the file in this website. He has done an amazing job organizing this materials for others to use and clarifying any question in terms of copyright issues. For more information visit https://sacred-texts.com/cnote.htm