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English: The material with this tag is put automatically into Category:PD-Finland (government works).

The category contains works that are in the public domain in Finland because they are documents referred to in Section 9 of the Finnish Copyright Act (as amended by law 821/2005).

The section 9 of the Act states that there shall be no copyright in

  1. laws and decrees;
  2. resolutions, stipulations and other documents which are published under the Act on the Statutes of Finland (188/2000) and the Act on the Regulations of Ministries and other Government Authorities (188/2000);
  3. treaties, conventions and other corresponding documents containing international obligations;
  4. decisions and statements issued by public authorities or other public bodies;
  5. translations of documents referred to in paragraphs 1—4 made by or commissioned by public authorities or other public bodies.
The above does not apply to independent works contained in the documents referred to in paragraphs 1—5.

Please note that most material on the webpages of Finnish authorities are not ”official statements or decisions”. Informational websites and press material released by the authorities are not, in most cases, covered by this template.

The unofficial translation of the Finnish Copyright Act can be found here.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:PD-Finland (government works)


{{PD-FinlandGov |1= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
1 empty optional

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: all users

Placement: In the "Permission" parameter of the {{Information}} template (or the respective parameter of similar templates) or in the "Licensing" section


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:PD-FinlandGov/layout.

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