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Thanks for clearing things up, Kent.
Regarding copying and pasting public domain content, it's always about publishing the most helpful content on your blog. It doesn't always have to be original, just useful. Therefore, if you find a public domain content that offers relevant information to your readers, I don't think there's any reason not to copy and paste it on your blog. You are well within your rights to do this, so if you feel you're doing the right thing, then you should.
However, I did fail to mention that you should attribute your sources just to inform readers that the copy and pasted work came from a public domain work and to avoid confusion in authorship.
I hope I answered your concerns about my post correctly, Kent! :D
I don't see why not as long as you stay creative with how you use public domain. Again, think of the animated films from Walt Disney. The stories they use are in the public domain yet they manage to keep the narrative fresh and exciting by retelling it from their perspective.
Also, public domain shouldn't determine the USP of your business. As long as you offer something unique to your target audience, I don't think it matters if you use public domain for your content marketing strategy.
Thanks for the comment!