in the public domain

in the public domainmaybeusedbyanyonewithoutrestriction. Theeffectivetermofforceofcopyrightsandpatentsarelimitedbystatute, andafterthetermexpires, thewritingsandinventionsthusprotectedgointothepublicdomainandarefreeforusebyall.
the situation or status of intellectual property which is not protected by copyright, patent or other restriction on use. Anything

See also: Domain

Translate in the public domain to German
in the last analysis
in the lead
in the least
in the long run
In the lump
in the lurch
in the main
in the meantime
in the middle
in the midst
in the mind
In the name of
in the nick of time
in the north
in the offing
In the person of
-- in the public domain --
in the public eye
in the raw
In the rough
In the same boat
in the same breath
in the south
In the suds
In the teeth
In the way
In the way with
In the wind's eye
In the wrong box
in their right minds
in theory
in this
In this connection
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