general publication

Definition of "general publication"
  1. The distribution or transmission of a copyrighted work that suggests the work is devoted to the public domain or that the copyright is given up
How to use "general publication" in a sentence
  1. The author's early works were under general publication, meaning they became public domain and no longer held any copyrights.
  2. General publication was presumed when the literary work was disseminated without any restrictions, thereby abandoning the copyright.
  3. She risked general publication when she openly shared her original musical compositions, thus putting her copyrights into question.

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