A Question Regarding the Usage of Public Domain Content as Free Reports

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Hello Folks,
I am planning to use Public Domain Content as free reports. This public domain material publication that I found from a Government website says that the content can be republished and redistributed.

1. There are a few images that I like in the publication and want to use them in my reports. So can I along with the content use the images as well for the free reports?

2. I don't intend to change the content as it is great as it is. Now I know if you are using Public Domain content as it is you cannot copyright it. But can I still use it as a supplement to my main product without mentioning the source?

Please advise.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    Use public domain works for any purpose, it's no problem. Have a look with the WF search function under public domain, there's a ton of suggestions and ideas on the Forum.


    "The public domain is a range of abstract materials--commonly referred to as intellectual property--which are not owned or controlled by anyone. The term indicates that these materials are therefore "public property", and available for anyone to use for any purpose."

    This link will get you started if you want to research further on the fine points of usage, etc. Public domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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