Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Manchukuo

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Copyright rules: Manchukuo
Flag of Manchukuo
Map of Manchukuo
Standard Life + 50 years
Anonymous Publish + 50 years
Collective Publish + 50 years
Common licence tags {{PD-Manchukuo-stamps}}
ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 ~

This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Manchukuo relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Manchukuo must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both China and the United States before it can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. If there is any doubt about the copyright status of a work from Manchukuo, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.


Manchukuo was founded in 1932 after Japanese troops occupied Northeast China and dissolved by the Soviet Union in 1945. China has always claimed Northeast China without recognizing Manchukuo.

Copyright tags

COM:TAG Manchukuo

See also: Commons:Copyright tags

  • {{PD-Manchukuo-stamps}} – for stamps issued by the government of Manchukuo, which are now in the public domain in China.


See also: Commons:Stamps/Public domain

Public domain use {{PD-Manchukuo-stamps}}.

As China has always claimed Northeast China without recognizing Manchukuo, any copyright of Manchukuo stamps would have expired no later on 1 January 1996. China limits corporate copyright to 50 years since publication, and it is no longer known who designed the stamps.

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Caution: The above description may be inaccurate, incomplete and/or out of date, so must be treated with caution. Before you upload a file to Wikimedia Commons you should ensure it may be used freely. See also: Commons:General disclaimer