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Australian photographs: Interaction of AU/US PD[edit]

Uploads to Commons must either be under a free licence, or be PD in both the home country and the United States. This table helps you check that the image is PD and choose which tags to use (one for Australia and one for the United States). For unknown authors, use {{unknown|author}} in the author field.

PD in Australia and United States:
AUSTRALIA:
Creation date
or publication date
Conditions Commons tag
Before 1 January 1955 It is a photograph {{PD-Australia}}
Any work published anonymously, under a pseudonym or the creator is unknown
More than 50 years ago
and prior to 1 May 1969
Commonwealth or State government owned photographs
UNITED STATES:
Publication date Conditions Commons tag
Unpublished
(prior to January 1, 2003)
Author died before 1944 {{PD-US-unpublished}}
Death date of its author is not known, and it was created before 1894
It is an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, and it was created before 1894
Before 1923 Author death date is unknown {{PD-1923}}
Author death date is known {{PD-old-auto-1923|<year of death>}}
1923 to 1945^ Published without complying with U.S. copyright formalities (w:Copyright notice); and author death date is unknown {{PD-1996|country=Australia}}
Published without complying with U.S. copyright formalities (w:Copyright notice); and author death date is known {{PD-old-auto-1996|country=Australia|deathyear=<year of death>}}
^ Note: Needs to have been published by end of 1945, as {{PD-1996}} requires photo to be PD in Australia on the URAA date (1 January 1996)



This page is Evad37's personal notes only, based only on existing Commons licencing tags. It is a simplification of the situation, and does not constitute legal advice.