Public Domain Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Public Domain, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Public Domain?

It refers to either land, property, or any form of creative and intellectual work which is the property of government and thus a public owned. In cases of real assets, they are usually free of cost to use or charged a very nominal fees. For the intellectual or creative work, anything which is not a copyright or patented, is accesible and reuseable by public and comes under the domain of public where there is no legal restriction on use by public.