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This work was first published in Hungary in 1943 or before, and the identity of the author cannot be determined. According to the Hungarian copyright act of 1999 31. § (3): In the event the person of the author is unknown, the term of protection shall be seventy years and shall be counted from the first day of the year following the first disclosure of the work. For an explanation of the PD status in the US, see the template description page.

Important: "the author is unknown" is NOT the same as "I don't know who the author is". You have to provide a reason why you think no one else can know it; otherwise the image shall be deleted.

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This license is not applicable for unpublished works; those are protected for 120 years from creation in the United States. It is also not applicable for works that have been published in Hungary and in the US simultaneously (they were published in the US less than 30 days after they were first published in Hungary) or which were published in Hungary in accordance with the US formalities (which is extremely unlikely - these include registering the work with the US Copyright Office).

Copyright status in the US

  • Works first published in before 1929 are in the public domain in the US, regardless of the country of origin.
  • Works first published in a country other than the US between 1929 and 1989 are subject to URAA restoration; they are in the public domain if they were in the public domain in their country of origin on 1 January 1996. The length of protection in Hungary was 50 years from publication when the author was unknown; this was raised to 70 in 1994, but that was only made retroactive in 1999 (see Article 29 of Act No. VII of 1994 and Article 108 of Act No. LXXVI of 1999). Thus, anything that was in the public domain in Hungary on 1 July 1994 (when the law went into effect) is in the public domain in the US - specifically, works created by an unknown author and published in Hungary in 1943 or earlier.



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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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