Public Domain Works

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Public Domain Works is a repository of works that have entered the public domain. You can search for works that are in the public domain in any given jurisdiction, or browse public domain works by categories. Public Domain Works is powered by the Public Domain Calculators, a tool that determines the public domain status of a work based on bibliographic metadata

Public Domain Works also provides a web API for calculating public domain status of works.


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Sample data urls: 2046 - Wong Kar Wai - Bnf France

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The calculation results as follows: