Template:PD-old-auto

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Public domain This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to Australia, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.


Dialog-warning.svg You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Mexico has 100 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years, Russia has 74 years for some authors. This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Côte d'Ivoire has a general copyright term of 99 years and Honduras has 75 years, but they do implement the rule of the shorter term.


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This documentation is transcluded from Template:PD-old-auto/doc.

Warning sign Please use {{PD-old-auto-1923}} or {{PD-old-auto-1996}} in preference to this template.

The licensing Template:PD-old-auto automatically re-calculates the current public-domain year span, based on the year in which the author died.

The license box, displayed by the template, will change (from year to year) to select from the current multi-language license boxes for public-domain spans, such as {{PD-old-80}} for life of the author plus 80 years. In future years, the box will change to use {{PD-old-90}} and then {{PD-old-100}}.

As time passes, the license span will change, because more years will have elapsed since the lifetime of that person. Once the template is being used, there will be no need to re-edit a page for the license year span, because it will automatically adjust for the actual year (currently: 2014), in the future.

Impact - This template applies to many thousands of image files, for authors who died in the 20th century. Expect it to be used for most works among the top 5,000 artists or painters. There will no longer be a need to re-edit those pages to adjust the public-domain year span, in future years.

Usage

{{PD-old-auto |deathyear= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
deathyear
death year Year of author's death. empty required

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

Relies on:
{{Years since}}

See also