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These fictional characters are now in the public domain

Espresso Logo By Filipe Dimas of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Over the years, some of literature’s most popular characters have entered the public domain, meaning aspiring writers are free to insert these iconic figures into their own story. However, a character being public domain doesn’t always mean that everything we know about them is free of use. The copyright on how a character is portrayed in film is often separate from the original source material. Here are 20 of the most notable characters who have had their original literary appearances enter the public domain.

These fictional characters are now in the public domain

Over the years, some of literature’s most popular characters have entered the public domain, meaning aspiring writers are free to insert these iconic figures into their own story. However, a character being public domain doesn’t always mean that everything we know about them is free of use. The copyright on how a character is portrayed in film is often separate from the original source material. Here are 20 of the most notable characters who have had their original literary appearances enter the public domain.

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