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[edit] General

  • {{PD-Art|copyright tag}}- for reproductions of two-dimensional works of art where the artist died more than 70 years ago or that are under a free licence.
   The variable copyright tag is the name of the copyright tag that describes the original image's licence status. If empty, PD-old is assumed.
  • {{PD-old}}- for works in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the European Union, the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.
  • {{PD-self}}- for works released into the public domain by their creator who is also the uploader.
  • {{PD-user|username}}- for works released into the public domain by their creators when the creators are Wikimedia Commons users.
  • {{PD-user-en|username}}- for works released into the public domain by their creators when the creators are English Wikipedia users.
  • {{PD-user-w|projectcode|projectname|username}}- for works released into the public domain by their creators when the creators are other Wikipedia users.
   The variable projectcode is the language name of the creator's local Wikipedia (e.g. "de" for the German Wikipedia, and "ja" for the Japanese);
   The variable projectname is the human readable project name (e.g. "French Wikipedia", "German Wiktionary", etc).
   The variable username is the creator's log-in name at that project.
  • {{[[author:PD-author|PD-author]]}}- for works released into the public domain by non-Wikimedia users. Some further explanation should be given such as a link to the author's website where they explicitly state that they release the work into the public domain (e.g. {{PD-author|[http://www.sitename.com author]}} )
  • {{PD-ineligible}}- for works too trivial to be copyrighted
  • {{PD-because|reason}}- generic template - please supply a valid reason for the file being PD.
  • {{PD-Coa}}- for public domain coats of arms. Note: very few coats of arms are PD. Be sure to check.
  • {{PD-Seal}}- for public domain seals. Note: very few seals are PD. Be sure to check.
  • {{patent}}- Patent drawings.
  • {{anonymous work}}- Anonymous work more than 50 years old (Berne convention).
  • {{anonymous-EU}}- Anonymous work more than 70 years old (European Union).
  • {{PD-PDFnet}}- Works retrieved from the site www.pdfnet.dk

[edit] Country specific tags

[edit] Albania

  • {{PD-Albania-exempt}}- For work not copyrightable under the copyright law of 2005.

[edit] Algeria

  • {{PD-Algeria}}- Photographs 50 years after publication, starting from the end of the publication year.

[edit] Argentina

  • {{PD-AR-Photo}}- for Argentinian photographs first published more than 25 years ago. A proper source and date of publications has to be provided.
  • {{PD-AR-Movie}}- for Argentinian cinematographic works 50 years after the death of the script writer, the producer and the director.
  • {{PD-AR-Anonymous}}- for anoymous works belonging to an institution, corporation or legal entity, registered in Argentina published 50 years ago or more
  • {{CC-AR-Presidency}}: photographs taken from the Presidency of Argentina web site.
  • For all other works 70 years after the death of the author {{PD-old}} applies.

[edit] Armenia

  • {{PD-ARM}}- for works of folklore; communications on daily news or on current events that are press information; official documents (laws, decisions, decrees, etc.) as well as their official translations; state emblems and signs (flags, coats of arm (armorial bearings), medals (decorations), monetary signs, etc.); results obtained by technical means without the intervention of human creative activity.

[edit] Australia

  • {{PD-Australia}}- for Australian photographs published 70 years after the life of the creator, or photographs taken prior to 1955.

[edit] Austria

  • {{PD-AustrianGov}}- for parts of laws, ordinances or official decrees issued by an Austrian federal or state authority and for works of those authorities intended predominantly for official use.
  • {{PD-StVZVO}}- for road signs published in ordinances or other regulations.

[edit] Azerbaijan

  • {{PD-AZ}}- for official documents (laws, court decisions, other texts of legislative, administrative or judicial character) and official translations thereof; State emblems and official signs (flags, armorial bearings, decorations, monetary signs and other State symbols and official signs); works of folklore, which have no signs of Article 5 of this Law; communications concerning events and facts that have informational character.

[edit] Bahrain

  • {{PD-Bahrain}}- for photographs and films 50 years starting from the end of the production year, for other works 50 years after the author's death

[edit] Belarus

  • {{PD-BY-exempt}}- for formal documents (laws, judgements, other texts of legal, administrative and judicial nature), and also their official translations; state symbols and signs (flag, coat of arms, anthem, awards, banknotes and other signs); works of folk arts, authors of which are not known.

[edit] Belgium

  • {{PD-VL-shield}}- for coats of arms

[edit] Brazil

  • {{Agência Brasil}}- for images credited to the Agência Brasil news agency.
  • {{PD-BrazilGov}}- for official, public, national, foreign or international escutcheons, coats of arms, medals, flags, emblems, badges and monuments.
  • {{PD-Brazil-media}}- for Brazilian photographs and audiovisual works first published more than 70 years ago.

[edit] Britain

See United Kingdom

[edit] Canada

  • {{PD-Canada}}- for Crown Copyright images first published over 50 years ago, photographs created before 1949 and other works where the author has been dead for over 50 years.
  • {{PD-Canada-stamp}}- for stamps over 50 years old.

[edit] Chile

  • {{PD-Chile}}- For works in the public domain according to Chilean law (see: Template talk:PD-Chile).

[edit] China

  • {{PD-China}}- For images in the public domain according to the People's Republic of China (mainland) and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
  • {{PD-Manchukuo-stamps}}- For images of Manchukuo stamps that are now in the public domain in China.

[edit] People's Republic of China

  • {{PD-PRC-exempt}}- For images in the public domain according to the People's Republic of China for free of copyright

See also #Hong Kong and #Macao below.

[edit] Republic of China

  • {{PD-ROC-exempt}}- For images in the public domain according to the Republic of China for free of copyright
  • {{PD-ROC-Traffic Signs}}- For Taiwanese traffic signs from the website of the Institute of Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications
  • {{PD-ROC-Traffic Indicating Lines}}- For Taiwanese traffic indicating lines (also known as pavement markings in certain places) from the website of the Institute of Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the same source as above


[edit] Czech Republic

  • {{PD-CzechGov}}- for public domain Czech official works, state symbols etc.

[edit] Denmark

  • {{PD-Denmark50}}- for "photographic images" in the public domain according to Danish law. Note that "photographic works" only enter the public domain 70 years after death of creator.
  • {{Www.folketinget.dk}}- for images from the official Folketing website

[edit] Egypt

  • {{PD-Egypt}}- Photographs 15 years after publication, starting from the end of the publication year.

[edit] Estonia

  • {{PD-EstoniaPub}}- Copyright does not apply to works of folklore, legislation and administrative documents, court decisions and official translations thereof; official symbols of the state and insignia of organizations. Freedom of panorama in Estonia is restricted to non-commercial uses only, or to overview photos.

[edit] Faroe Islands

  • {{Faroe stamps}}- for stamps by the Faroe post office in the public domain.

[edit] Finland

  • {{PD-Finland50}}- for photographic "images" in the public domain according to Finnish law.
  • {{PD-Finland}}- for photographic "works" and other art works in the public domain according to Finnish law.
  • {{PD-FinlandGov}}- for laws, statements and decisions of Finnish officials.
         o {{PD-Coa-Finland}}- for Finnish coats of arms of municipalities (kunta), districts (maakunta) or administrative or historical provinces (lääni).
  • {{FinnishDefenceForces}}- material by the Finnish defence forces acquired from http://www.mil.fi/

[edit] France

  • {{PD-GallicaPic}}- for digitized version of old images from the the online library at the Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • {{PD-BnFMandragorePic}}- for digitized version of old images from the mandragore database at the Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • {{PD-JORF}}- For French official legal texts as published in the Journal officiel de la République Française (or reprinted on Légifrance; note: not all texts on Légifrance are out-of-copyright, many others are copyrighted under free licenses, and sometimes under unfree licenses).
  • {{PD-JORF-nor-conso}}- with NOR (identification number) and index of the updated text

[edit] Georgia

  • {{PD-GE}}- for official documents (laws, decisions of courts, other texts of administrative and normative character), as well as their official translations; official symbols of state (flag, emblem, anthem, award, monetary symbols, other official signs and symbols of state); information of events and facts.

[edit] Germany

  • {{PD-GermanGov}}- for public domain images from Germany statutes or other regulations.
  • {{PD-BW}}- for publicly available service regulations ("Zentrale Dienstvorschrift") of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)
  • {{PD-Coa-Germany}}- for German coats of arms of corporations governed by public law that are in the public domain according to German law because they are official works (§ 5 Abs. 1 UrhG).
  • {{PD-Flag-Germany}}- for German flags of corporations governed by public law that are in the public domain according to German law because they are official works (§ 5 Abs. 1 UrhG).
  • {{PD-VzKat}}- for road signs published as statues or other regulations
  • {{PD-German stamps}}- for current German stamps
  • {{PD-Deutsche Bundespost stamps}}- for German stamps released as Deutsche Bundespost
  • {{PD-GDR stamps}}- for German stamps released as Deutsche Post der DDR
  • {{PD-Meyers}}- for image from the 4th edition of Meyers Konversationslexikon (1885-90)

[edit] Hong Kong

  • {{PD-HK}}- for work with copyright expired.

[edit] Hungary

  • {{PD-HU-exempt}} -- for works not eligible for copyright in Hungary.

[edit] India

  • {{PD-India}}- India public domain images and sounds. (As of 2007, any photographic images and sound recordings first published before 01-Jan-1947, provided the subject matter of the photo or recording is also not protected by copyright). Also includes work by the Indian government published before that date.

[edit] Indonesia

  • {{PD-IDGov}}- Indonesian public domain because the artwork/file was published and/or distributed by the government of Republic of Indonesia.
  • {{PD-IDOld-Art29}}- Indonesia public domain of old writings, music, arts, architecture, lectures, maps and translation products.
  • {{PD-IDOld-Art30}}- Indonesian public domain of old pictures, movies, software and other engineered products.

[edit] Iran

  • {{PD-Iran}}- copyright in photographs and movies lasts 30 years from the date of publication or presentation. Copyright in other images lasts for the life of the creator plus 30 years.

[edit] Iraq

  • {{PD-Iraq}}- photos 5 years after publication, starting from the publication date.

[edit] Israel

  • {{PD-Israel}}- According to Israel's copyright law, works are released to the public domain 70 years after their author's death. Pictures are released to the public domain 50 years from the day the picture was taken, unless the pictures were taken by a public authority (the government) in which case the pictures are released to public domain 50 years from the day of publication.

[edit] Japan

  • {{PD-Japan-oldphoto}}- for Japanese photos published before 31th December 1956, or photographed before 1946 and not published for 10 years.
  • {{PD-Japan}}- for Japanese non-photographic works 50 years after the death of the creator (there being multiple creators, the creator who dies last).

[edit] Kazakhstan

  • {{PD-KZ}}- for official documents (laws, court decisions and other texts of a legislative, administrative, judicial or diplomatic nature) together with official translations thereof, state emblems and official signs (flags, armorial bearings, decorations, monetary signs and other State symbols and official signs), works of folklore , communications concerning events and facts that have an informational character.

[edit] Kenya

  • {{PD-Kenya}}- for works whose author died more than 50 years ago (for photographs 50 years after first publication)

[edit] Kuwait

  • {{PD-Kuwait}}- Photographs, films and two dimensional artistic works 50 years after publication, starting from the end of the publication year.

[edit] Kyrgyzstan

  • {{PD-KG-exempt}}- for Official documents (laws, resolutions, decisions, etc) as well as official translations thereof; State emblems and official signs (flags, armorial bearings, orders, monetary signs and etc.); Works of folklore; Information on the news of the day or information on the current events that are of the common press-information character; The results obtained with the help of technical means for the production of a certain type without creative activity of a man directly targeted for creation of an individual work. (as amended by Law # 120 from November 6, 1999)

[edit] Latvia

  • {{PD-LV}}- for official Latvian State symbols and insignia (flags, coats-of-arms, anthems, banknote designs, and other State symbols and insignia)

[edit] Lebanon

  • {{PD-Lebanon}}- photos and two dimensional artistic works 50 years after publication, starting from the end of the publication year after which attribution is still required forever.

[edit] Libya

  • {{PD-Libya}}- photos 5 years starting from the date of first publication of the work.

[edit] Lithuania

  • {{PD-LithuaniaGov}}- for official Lithuanian State symbols and insignia (flags, coats-of-arms, anthems, banknote designs, and other State symbols and insignia)

[edit] Macao

  • {{PD-MacaoGov}}- for official works of Macao

[edit] Mexico

[edit] Moldova

  • {{PD-MD}}- for official documents (laws, court decisions, etc.) or to the official translations thereof, state emblems and official signs (flags, armorial bearings, decorations, monetary signs, etc), folklore expressions, daily news and facts of simple informational nature, the mode of expression rather than ideas, processes, functioning methods or mathematical concepts as such shall be protected by copyright.

[edit] Morocco

  • {{PD-Morocco}}- photos and films 50 years after publication, starting from the end of the publication year. Other works 50 years after the author's death.

[edit] Netherlands, The

  • {{PD-NL-gemeentewapen}}- for coats of arms and flags of (no longer existing) municipalities, provinces and the country itself

[edit] New Zealand

  • {{PD-NZ-100-years}}- for Crown Copyright if over 100 years since publication

[edit] Norway

  • {{PD-Statens vegvesen}}- For Norwegian road signs from the website of The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen)
  • {{PD-Norway50}}- Norwegian images not considered to be "works of art"
  • {{Norwegian coat of arms}}- Norwegian coats of arms
  • {{Kirkeinfo}}- Photos from the media database of the Church of Norway
  • {{PD-NorwayGov}}- Part of a decision or a statement by an authority or a public body of Norway
  • {{Met.no}}- Images without a byline from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

[edit] Oman

  • {{PD-Oman}}- 50 years starting from the end of the publication year for photographs and 50 years after the author's death for other works, after which attribution is still required forever.

[edit] Philippines

  • {{PD-Philippines}}- for public domain Philippine images whose copyrights expired or released into the public domain

[edit] Poland

  • {{PD-Polish}}- for public domain Polish photographs published in Poland without a copyright notice prior to May 23, 1994.
  • {{PD-Polishsymbol}} for public domain Polish government documents, materials, signs and symbols
  • {{PolishPresidentCopyright}} for the images from the website of the President of the Republic of Poland

[edit] Portugal

  • {{PD-PT}}- for images where its copyright has expired

[edit] Romania

  • {{PD-RO-Symbol}}- for public domain Romanian official symbols of state, public authorities or organizations.
  • {{PD-RomaniaGov}}- for official symbols of the state, of public authorities and organisations, such as: Coats of arms, the seal, the flag, emblems, badges and medals; means of payment
  • {{PD-money-Romania}}- for images of coins or notes

[edit] Russia and former Soviet Union

Copyrights of works created in Russia is based on the Russian copyright law of 1993 and its amendments of 1995 and 2004 (Федеральный закон от 9.07.1993 № 5351-1).

  • {{PD-Russia}} Published before January 1st, 1954, with creator (if known) dead before that date (or, if a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, dead before January 1st, 1950). Or if belonging to the former Soviet government or other Soviet legal entity and published before January 1st, 1954.
  • {{PD-RU-exempt}} for State emblems and official signs (flags, armorial bearings, decorations, monetary signs and other State symbols and official signs) of Russian Federation
  • {{PD-Brockhaus&Efron}}- for image from the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907)
  • {{MosNews}}- MosNews.com grants full permission to use any material originally created by MosNews.com, provided that due reference to both MosNews.com and the reprinted material's author, wherever appropriate, is given

[edit] Saudi Arabia

  • {{PD-Saudi Arabia}}- Photos, films, sound and artistic works 25 years after publication, starting from the publication date.

[edit] Serbia

  • {{PD-SCGGov}}- for public domain Serbian official works, state symbols, etc.

[edit] Slovakia

  • {{PD-SlovakPub}} for public domain Slovak official works, public documents etc.

[edit] South-Africa

  • {{PD-South-Africa}}- for photographs from South-Africa.

[edit] Sudan

  • {{PD-Sudan}}- photos and films 25 years after publication, starting from the publication date.

[edit] Sweden

  • {{PD-Sweden}} for public domain images taken by Swedish photographers before 1944
  • {{PD-Vägverket}} for Swedish road signs from the website of the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket)
  • {{PD-Ugglan}}- for image from the 2nd edition of Nordisk familjebok (Sweden, 1904-1926)
  • {{PD-Nordens Flora}}- images from Nordens Flora (Sweden, Author: C. A. M. Lindman, 1917-1926).
  • {{PD-SFJ}}- images from Svenska Familj-Journalen (1864-1887)
  • {{PD-Sjöfartsverket}} for Swedish maritime fairway sign produced by the Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)

[edit] Switzerland

  • {{PD-Switzerland-official}} for Swiss official documents, currency or patents. See template for details.
  • {{PD-Switzerland-photo}} for photographs first published in Switzerland that do not have the individual character that is required by law for copyright protection. See template for details, but use this only in obvious cases, as reasonable people can disagree about the individuality of a picture.

[edit] Syria

  • {{PD-Syria}} By Syrian law, photographic work is protected for 10 years starting from the production date[1]. As Syria Joined Berne Convention on November 2004, [2], Photographic works produced starting from 1994 should be protected for 25 years starting from the production date (minimum protection period set by Berne Convention). Photographic work produced before 1994 is public domain.

[edit] Taiwan

See #Republic of China above.

[edit] Tajikistan

  • {{PD-TJ-exempt}} for formal documents (laws, judgements, other texts of legal, administrative and judicial nature), and also their official translations; state symbols and signs (flags, coats of arms, awards, banknotes and so on); communications concerning events and facts that have informational character; works of folk arts

[edit] Thailand

  • {{PD-Thai}} for photographic arts photographed under jurisdiction of Thailand or first published in Thailand over 50 years ago. Do not use this tag for PD of government publication.

[edit] Ukraine

  • {{PD-UA-exempt}} for daily news or details of current events that constitute regular press information; works of folk art (folklore); official documents of a political, legislative or administrative nature (laws, decrees, resolutions, court awards, State standards, etc.) issued by government authorities within their powers, and official translations thereof; State symbols of Ukraine, government awards; symbols and signs of government authorities, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations; symbols of territorial communities; symbols and signs of enterprises, institutions and organizations; bank notes; transport schedules, TV and radio broadcast schedules, telephone directories and other similar databases that do not meet the originality criteria and to which the sui generis right (a particular or special right) is applicable.

[edit] United Arab Emirates

  • {{PD-United Arab Emirates}}- Photos 10 years after publication, films 25 years after publication, otherwise 25 years after the author's death. After the terms are over, attribution is still required forever.

[edit] United Kingdom

  • {{PD-UK-known}}- for UK images having a known author who died more than 70 years ago
  • {{PD-UK-unknown}}- for old UK images of unknown authorship where copyright has expired
  • {{PD-UKGov}}- for UK Crown Copyright (government-generated) images where copyright has expired (typically works created prior to 1957)

[edit] United States

  • {{PD-US}}- published in the US before 1923.
  • {{PD-US-not renewed}}- published in the United States between 1923 and 1963, with its copyright not renewed.
  • {{PD-US-record}}- for sound recordings in the public domain in the US (i.e. fixed before February 15, 1972 and not based on copyrighted material - does not apply in New York)
  • {{PD-Edison Records}}- for public domain sound recordings from Edison Records
  • {{PD-USGov}}- for images created by the US Federal Government that are ineligible for copyright.
         o {{PD-USGov-money}}- for images of the official currency of the United States that are ineligible for copyright.
         o {{PD-USGov-Atlas}}- for public domain images from the National Atlas of the United States.
         o {{PD-USGov-BLM}}- for public domain images from the Bureau of Land Management.
         o {{PD-USGov-CIA}}- for public domain media from the Central Intelligence Agency
               + {{PD-USGov-CIA-WF}}- for public domain images from the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook
         o {{PD-USGov-Congress-Bio}}- for public domain images from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
         o {{PD-USGov-DEA}}- for public domain images from the Drug Enforcement Administration
         o {{PD-USGov-DHS}}- for public domain images from the Department of Homeland Security
               + {{PD-USGov-DHS-CG}}- for public domain images from the US Coast Guard
               + {{PD-USGov-DHS-CGAUX}}- for public domain images from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
         o {{PD-USGov-DOC}}- for public domain images from the Department of Commerce
               + {{PD-USGov-DOC-Census}}- public domain files from the US Census Bureau
         o {{PD-USGov-DOE}}- for public domain images from the Department of Energy
               + {{PD-LosAlamos}}- for DOE public domain images from the Los Alamos National Laboratory
         o {{PD-USGov-DOI}}- for public domain images from the Department of Interior
         o {{PD-USGov-DOJ}}- for public domain images from the Department of Justice
         o {{PD-USGov-DOL}}- for public domain images from the Department of Labor
         o {{PD-USGov-DOS}}- for public domain images from the Department of State
         o {{PD-USGov-DOT}}- for public domain images from the Department of Transportation
               + {{PD-USGov-MUTCD}}- for images taken from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
         o {{PD-USGov-EPA}}- for public domain images from the Environmental Protection Agency
         o {{PD-USGov-FAA}}- for public domain images from Federal Aviation Administration
         o {{PD-USGov-FEMA}}- for public domain images from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
         o {{PD-USGov-FWS}}- for public domain images from the Fish and Wildlife Service
         o {{PD-USGov-Military}}- for public domain images from the US military
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Air Force}}- for public domain images from the US Air Force
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Air Force Auxiliary}}- for public domain images from the Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Army}}- for public domain images from the US Army
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Army-USACE}}- for public domain images from the USACE
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Army-USACMH}}- for public domain images from the US Army Center for Military History
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Army-USAIOH}}- for public domain images from the US Army Institute of Heraldry
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Award}}- for public domain images of military medals
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Badge}}- for public domain images of military badges
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Marines}}- for public domain images from the US Marines
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-Navy}}- for public domain images from the US Navy
               + {{PD-USGov-Military-NGA}}- for public domain data and images from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
         o {{PD-USGov-NASA}}- for public domain images from NASA.
               + {{PD-WorldWind}}- for public domain images taken with NASA's World Wind
               + {{SpaceShuttle}}- Data from http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/. Note, this is not a copyright tag, but simply a source information tag
               + {{AstronautPhoto|mission=mission|roll=roll|frame=frame}}- Data from http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/. Parameters are photography code. Note, this is not a copyright tag, but simply a source information tag.
         o {{PD-USGov-HHS}}- for public domain images from the Department of Health and Human Services
         o {{PD-USGov-NIH}}- for public domain images from the National Institutes for Health
         o {{PD-USGov-NIST}}- for public domain images from the National Institute of Standards and Technology
         o {{PD-USGov-NOAA}}- for public domain images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
         o {{PD-USGov-NPS}}- for public domain images from the US National Park Service
               + {{HABS|...}}- US National Park Service, Historic American Building Survey (via the Library of Congress)
               + {{HAER|...}}- US National Park Service, Historic American Engineering Record (via the Library of Congress)
         o {{PD-USGov-NSF}}- for public domain images from the National Science Foundation
         o {{PD-USGov-POTUS}}- for public domain images from the Executive Office of the President of the U.S.
         o {{PD-USGov-Treasury}}- for public domain images from the Department of the Treasury
         o {{PD-USGov-USAID}}- for public domain images from USAID
         o {{PD-USGov-USDA}}- for public domain images from the United States Department of Agriculture
               + {{PD-USGov-USDA-ARS}}- for public domain images from the Agricultural Research Service
               + {{PD-USGov-USDA-FS}}- for public domain images from the Forest Service
               + {{PD-USGov-USDA-NRCS}}- for public domain images from the Natural Resources Conservation Service
         o {{PD-USGov-USGS}}- for public domain image from the United States Geological Survey
         o {{PD-USGov-VOA}}- for public domain image from the Voice of America [3]
         o {{PD-US-patent}} for public domain image released under U.S. patent regulations
  • {{PD-FLGov}}- for images created by the Government of the US state Florida that are ineligible for copyright

[edit] Uruguay

  • {{PD-Uruguay}}- For works in the public domain according to Uruguayan law (50 years after the author's death).

[edit] Uzbekistan

  • {{PD-UZ}}- for official documents (law, resolutions, decisions, etc.) as well as their official translations; official symbols and signs (flags, arms, orders, banknotes, etc.); national creative works; reports about the news of the day or current events having the nature of usual press conference; results received with help of equipment designed for some kind of production without the person's implementation of creative activity directly associated with the creation of individual work.

[edit] Yemen

  • {{PD-Yemen}}- photos and two dimensional artistic works 10 years and televison screenshots 3 years after publication or broadcast, starting from the beginning of the publication year.

[edit] Other

  • {{PD-OpenClipart}}- for images from the Open Clip Art Library. CC PD dedication.
  • {{PD-Gutenberg}}- for image from Project Gutenberg that is directly from public domain works hosted on that site. Not all works or images from this site are public domain, so be careful.
  • {{PD-PDFnet}}- material from PDFnet.dk. All material from this website is released to public domain.
  • {{1000Bit}}- images from 1000bit.net, but only for those made by Tiziano Garuti

[edit] GNU Licenses GNU head

  • {{GFDL}}- GNU Free Documentation License
         o {{GFDL-1.2}}- for works released under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2 specifically.
         o {{GFDL-self}}- for works released per the GNU Free Documentation License by their creators.
         o {{GFDL-en}}- for works from the English Wikipedia, and originally licensed as GFDL there. The GFDL on EN is slightly different, in that it is "subject to disclaimers".
         o {{GFDL-user}}- for works by other Commons users that are under the GNU Free Documentation License
               + {{GFDL-user-en|username at the project (without :en: ect}}- for works by users from English Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-fa|username}}- for works by users from Persian(=Farsi) Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-fi|username}}- for works by users from Finnish Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-de|username}}- for works by users from German Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-es|username}}- for works by users from Spanish Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-fr|username}}- for works by users from French Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-hi|username}}- for works by users from Hindi Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-nl|username}}- for works by users from Dutch Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-no|username}}- for works by users from Norwegian bokmål Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-sq|username}}- for works by users from Albanian Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-zh|username}}- for works by users from Chinese Wikipedia
               + {{GFDL-user-he|username}}- for works by users from Hebrew Wikipedia
         o {{GFDL-user-w|projectcode|projectname|username}}- for works released under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License by their creators when the creators are other Wikipedia users. Note: The variable projectcode is the language name of the creator's local Wikipedia (e.g. "de" for the German Wikipedia, and "ja" for the Japanese); It may also contain the project name for non-wikipedia projects (i.e. "de:wiktionary" for the german wiktionary). The variable projectname is the human readable project name (e.g. "French Wikipedia", "German Wiktionary", etc). The variable username is the creator's log-in name at that project.
  • {{GPL}}- GNU General Public License; Note: do not use this as the only license for your work if you can avoid it. The GPL is intended for computer programs, not for media files.
  • {{LGPL}}- GNU Lesser General Public License; Note: do not use this as the only license for your work if you can avoid it. The LGPL is intended for computer programs, not for media files.
  • {{GFDL-OpenGeoDB}}- Images from http://opengeodb.de
  • {{GFDL-Landsat-Kashmir3d}}- Kashmir 3D Images from http://glcfapp.umiacs.umd.edu:8080/esdi/
  • {{PolishSenateCopyright}}- Polish Senate copyright - verified to be under the GNU License


Please note: The GFDL is rather impractical for images and short texts, because it requires the full text of the GFDL to be published along with the image. This is prohibitive for print media: in order to use a single image in a newspaper, a full page containing the GFDL would have to be printed. To resolve this, please dual-license your work under GFDL and an equivalent Creative Commons license like CC-by-sa-2.5 (see below). This helps to make your work usable not only freely, but also easily.

[edit] Free Creative Commons licenses

Also see the full table of allowed Creative Commons licenses Creative Commons License

  • {{cc-by-2.5}}- Attribution 2.5
         o {{cc-by-2.0-at}}- Attribution 2.0 Austria
         o {{cc-by-2.1-au}}- Attribution 2.1 Australia based on New South Wales law
         o {{cc-by-2.5-br}}- Attribution 2.5 Brazil
         o {{cc-by-2.0-de}}- Attribution 2.0 Germany
         o {{cc-by-2.5-es}}- Attribution 2.5 Spain
         o {{cc-by-2.5-in}}- Attribution 2.5 India
         o {{cc-by-2.5-it}}- Attribution 2.5 Italy
         o {{cc-by-2.0-kr}}- Attribution 2.0 South Korea
         o {{cc-by-2.0-nl}}- Attribution 2.0 Netherlands
         o {{cc-by-2.5-pl}}- Attribution 2.5 Poland
  • {{cc-sa-1.0}}- ShareAlike 1.0
  • {{cc-by-sa-2.5}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.5
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-at}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Austria based on Austrian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.1-au}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.1 Australia based on New South Wales law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-be}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Belgium based on Belgian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-br}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Brazil based on Brazilian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-ca}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Canada based on Canadian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-dk}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 Denmark based on Danish law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-de}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Germany based on German law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-es}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 Spain based on Spanish law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-fr}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 France based on French law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-in}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 India based on Indian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-it}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 Italy based on Italian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.1-jp}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.1 Japan based on Japanese law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-kr}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 South Korea based on South Korean law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-mx}}- Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Mexico based in Mexican law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-nl}}- Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Netherlands based on Dutch law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.5-pl}}- Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Poland based on Polish law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-tw}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Taiwan based on Taiwanese law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-uk}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 English & Wales based on English law
  • {{CC|license name|license link}}- generic Creative Commons tag.
     Use it like this: {{CC|Attribution, share alike (ver. 2.0, Germany)|by-sa/2.0/de}}.
  • {{cc-by-sa-2.5,2.0,1.0}} to multilicense as cc-by-sa-2.5, cc-by-sa-2.0, and cc-by-sa-1.0.

[edit] Old Creative Commons licenses

The following licenses have been superseded by more recent versions. They are still available for use.

  • {{cc-by-1.0}}- Attribution (Compatible with Wikitravel)
  • {{cc-by-2.0}}- Attribution 2.0
         o {{cc-by-2.0-br}}- Attribution 2.0 Brazil
         o {{cc-by-2.0-it}}- Attribution 2.0 Italy
  • {{cc-by-sa-1.0}}- Attribution-Sharealike (Compatible with Wikitravel)
  • {{cc-by-sa-1.0-fi}}- Attribution-Sharealike, version for Finnish law
  • {{cc-by-sa-2.0}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.1-es}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.1 Spain based on Spanish law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-it}}- Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 Italy based on Italian law
         o {{cc-by-sa-2.0-nl}}- Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Netherlands based on Dutch law

[edit] Source specific Creative Commons licenses

  • {{cc-world66}}- Attribution-Sharealike 1.0 for pictures originally submitted to World66 server (Compatible with Wikitravel)
  • {{Agência Brasil}}- photographs from Agência Brasil. First, on request by User:555 they said "O uso do material é exclusivamente para fins de cobertura jornalística. Não há qualquer autorização para derivações e uso comercial." (Use of the material is permitted exclusively for journalistic coverage. Derivations and commercial use are not authorized.) but now they offer the pictures as cc-by-2.5-br.
  • {{MdB}}- Images of the brazilian Navy. cc-by-2.5-br

[edit] Copyleft Attitude Licenses Copyleft

  • {{FAL}}- Free Art License, a free license published by Copyleft Attitude, can be applied to digital as well as to non-digital art. With this Free Art License, you are authorised to copy, distribute and freely transform the work of art while respecting the rights of the originator. Please be aware that not all Free Art Licenses allow commercial use, and upload only images that are not restricted to non-commercial use!
  • {{PD-PDphoto.org}}- for images from http://www.PDphoto.org: free for commercial use and derivative works as long as it stays that way.
  • {{MPL}} Mozilla Public License Version 1.1
  • {{FWL}} Freie Wiki-Lizenz Version 1.0 [4]
  • {{CeCILL}}- The CeCILL license, a French Free Software license crafted to be compatible with the GNU General Public License.

[edit] Other free tags Please discuss first on the Commons:Village Pump before you add tags for sites which proclaim their pictures to be 'copyright free', 'may be used freely', 'public domain', 'No copyright', 'For publication/media/press/journalistic/scientific/promotional purposes'. They are often either statements that fair use is permitted by law or they grant only a non-derivative license. Please see Commons:Village_pump_archive-28#Common_Misconception. Please follow the advice at Commons:Email templates#declaration of consent for all enquiries to request clear permission which also explicitly allows derivative works (since by principle of copyright, everything not allowed explicitly is forbidden by default). Please try to convince source web sites to use one of the boilerplate Creative Commons licenses. Green copyright symbol

  • {{Attribution}}- Copyrighted, but freely usable given the copyright holder is credited.
         o If you are the author of the work, consider using {{cc-by-2.5}}, instead.
  • {{Copyrighted free use}}- Copyrighted, but the copyright holder allows anyone to use it for any purpose.
         o Consider using {{PD-self}} for your own work instead.
  • {{Copyrighted free use provided that|insert conditions here}}- Copyrighted, but the copyright holder allows anyone to use it for any purpose under certain conditions. Note: before licensing your own work with this license, read and understand Commons:Licensing. Consider using the GFDL or one of the free Creative Commons licenses instead.
  • {{BSD}}- BSD license
         o {{BSDu|username}}- BSD license with user variable
  • {{MIT|copyright holder}}- MIT license
  • {{free screenshot|license=free license}}- for screenshots containing pictures of not copyrighted programs, or programs released under a free license, or by some other way following the requirements of Commons. The actual free license should be indicated as a parameter to the tag. (See {{screenshot}} below for screenshots of copyrighted software or operating systems). If the screenshot shows original work by someone else, make sure it's under a free license and indicate that license using a separate license tag from above. If it shows your own work, say so explicitly and select a license tag of your liking from above.
  • {{AerialPhotograph-mlitJP}}- images from http://w3land.mlit.go.jp/WebGIS/

[edit] Unfree copyrights

  • {{CopyrightByWikimedia}}- for all-rights-reserved images copyrighted by the Wikimedia foundation, as for example the logos, and should not be combined with other tags.

Warning sign

The following copyright options are not acceptable at Commons. Images with these tags will be deleted.

  • {{Copyvio}}- Copyright violation. This image will need to be deleted.
  • {{logo}}- Copyright violation. This image will need to be deleted. Some companies allow the publication of their logo under certain conditions. You should verify it and look for this template: {{CopyrightedFreeUseProvidedThat}}. Note: You should read and understand Commons:Licensing
         o {{Screenshot}}- Copyrighted screenshots. (See {{free screenshot}} above for uncopyrighted screenshots.)
         o {{PD-CAGov}}- for images from the State of California, see Template talk:PD-CAGov.
         o {{Fairuse}}- Copyrighted content that may be used as fair-use, but since the commons does not accept fair use content this image will need to be deleted. See here for details why.
  • {{Noncommercial}}- Noncommercial copyright status. This image will have to be deleted.
         o Note this includes any Creative Commons "nc" license.
         o {{PolandGov}}
  • {{Nonderivative}}- Copyright status that does not allow changes to the image or file. This image will have to be deleted.
         o Note this includes any Creative Commons "nd" license.
         o {{NZCrownCopyright}}- Some New Zealand Government departments allow their material to be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided, but it must be reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context, making this a nonderivative license.
         o {{PD-IndiaGov}}- information intended for public use under the Right to Information Act is in Public Domain. Usually sites with the extension *.gov.in and *.nic.in
  • {{ADRM2}}- "Against DRM 2.0". It contains two important clauses: a clause about related rights and a clause against DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).
  • {{EU image}}- Images from the website of the European Union are copyrighted and perhaps may not be modified; use in journalistic/scientific contexts only.
  • {{RomanianGovernmentCopyright}}- Romanian Government copyright; use in journalistic/scientific contexts only.
  • {{FrenchMinistryOfForeignAffairs}}- Photographs of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, no commercial use permitted.
  • {{IRFCA}}- Photographs from Indian Railways Fan Club, All rights reserved.
  • {{Members of the Riksdag}} photos of members of the Swedish parliament, from http://www.riksdagen.se/. No commercial use permitted.

[edit] Unknown nature Free License?

The exact nature for the following licenses is unknown. They might be free licenses but they might also be something between merely an informative notice that fair use is permitted by law and a non-derivative license. Before uploading an image under one of these licences, please consider first finding out whether the licence is free by researching the terms and applicable laws or asking the copyright holder (example request texts are available), or both, and please share your results with others.

  • {{ItalyDefense}}- Images from the Italian Ministry of Defense site are copyrighted and perhaps may not be modified; use in journalistic/scientific contexts only. Recently modified policies.
  • {{SejmCopyright}}- Polish Sejm copyright; perhaps may not be modified; use in journalistic/scientific contexts only. Obsoleted since Sejm changed copyright info to non commercial.
  • {{FinnishDefenceForces}}- for images by the Finnish Defence Forces on from its website perhaps may not be modified; use in journalistic/scientific contexts only.
  • {{PD-EEA}}- EEA Website for media copyrighted by the Organization of American States perhaps may not be modified; use in journalistic/scientific contexts only.
  • {{PD-GWPDA}}- images from public domain source scanned by the Great War Primary Documents Archive assumes public domain 70 years after publication instead of after death of the author.

[edit] Tags for incomplete or missing license info

  • {{no license|month=July|day=18|year=2007}} or simply {{no license|month=July|day=18|year=2007}}- Unknown copyright status. Copyright status is needed to keep this image. Use even if the image has no license info, but has been claimed by the uploader as own original work. The uploader probably meant to place it under some free license, but did not specify which one.
  • {{no source since|month=July|day=18|year=2007}} or simply {{no source since|month=July|day=18|year=2007}}- No source information or the image has been tagged as being under a free license, but information required by the license (or to verify the status) is missing. The source must be given so that the copyright status can be verified.

[edit] Other tags

These tags may be used in addition to the copyright tags above.

  • {{PD-Flag}}- for flags. This tag is deprecated.
  • {{insignia}}- for flags, coat of arms, seals or other official insignia.
  • {{FOP}}- for photos taken under the legal exception of the freedom of panorama (Panoramafreiheit)
  • {{Nazi symbol}}- for images showing or resembling a symbol of the Nazi party or a similar organisation, especially the swastika. The use of such images is restricted in Germany and other countries. The copyright status must be indicated separately.
  • {{Cleanup image|explanation}}- for images with some kind of technical error: wrong name or better quality version of same photo available
  • {{Rename image|new name}}- for images which should be renamed
  • {{Rotate}}- for images that need to be rotated
  • {{Convert to SVG}}- images that should be converted to the vector format SVG
  • {{Superseded|the name of the superseding image}}- if a better file of the same theme was uploaded
  • {{Vector version available|the name of the vector image}}- when a vector version exists, but is not clearly superior
  • {{PermissionOTRS|nocat=nocat}}- Allows to enter easily a ticket number for permissions forwarded to otrs. syntax is: {{PermissionOTRS|ticket http address|nocat=nocat}}.
  • {{LOC-image}}- for images sourced from the US Library of congress
  • {{PCL}}- for images copied from the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) of the University of Texas at Austin. (public domain status has to be verified!)
  • {{Second Life}}- for screenshots from Second Life
  • {{Trademarked}}- for logos.