Hidden Pond Productions can help you determine if a property is in the Public Domain. Public Domain means that certain works: music, literature, films, TV shows, photographs, works of art, cartoons‚ are no longer covered by copyright and are therefore no longer owned by anyone. If a work is Public Domain you can use it any way you’d like without needing to get permission or having to pay a fee. Copyright law determines whether a work is in the Public Domain (and that changes country by country). NOTE: Public Domain does not apply to the personal rights of celebrities or any property that is a registered trademark.