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Music Resources in the Penn Libraries: Streaming music audio & video, public domain content

A guide to music resources and collections in the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Streaming audio & video


Jazz Music Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons

Public Domain vs. Creative Commons

undefinedPublic Domain: "A work of authorship is in the 'public domain' if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner." -

undefinedCreative Commons: "CC licenses allow that material to be shared and reused under terms that are flexible and legally sound. Creative Commons offers a core suite of six copyright licenses. Because there is no single “Creative Commons license,” it is important to identify which of the six licenses...has been applied to material that you intend to use." -

Introduction to Naxos Music Library

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