I think this is true of the US government (and I believe it's not true of the Australian government, for example).Rodney said:I *think* items printed by the government are in the public domain.
It does depend on how old they are. As a general rule of thumb, something being described as "vintage" isn't old enough to be out of copyright, and something described as "antique" is (obviously this is far from foolproof...).Rodney said:Not sure about old vintage signs though. I think it depends on *how*old they are.
Check this link:Sharp21 said:Any idea if Canadian Government prints are public domain?
Or any idea where to look for this topic? Im not coming up with much...
Looks like something is in the works to centralize the information.accesscopyright.ca said:There is currently no one place where information about the public domain is collected. The registry will make published works in the Canadian public domain easily identifiable and accessible in an online catalogue. The project will develop in two stages – first, a comprehensive registry of works by Canadian creators that are in the public domain will be established. Eventually, the reach of the registry will expand to include the published works of creators from other countries. The public domain registry will be a non-profit project and freely accessible to the public online