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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  public domain
  public domain software
     (PD) The total absence of copyright protection.  If
     something is "in the public domain" then anyone can copy it or
     use it in any way they wish.  The author has none of the
     exclusive rights which apply to a copyright work.
     The phrase "public domain" is often used incorrectly to refer
     to freeware or shareware (software which is copyrighted
     but is distributed without (advance) payment).  Public domain
     means no copyright -- no exclusive rights.  In fact the phrase
     "public domain" has no legal status at all in the UK.
     See also archive site, careware, charityware,
     copyleft, crippleware, guiltware, postcardware and
     -ware.  Compare payware.

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