Template:PD-US-defective notice

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Public domain This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977, inclusive, with a defective copyright notice containing at least one of the following defects:
  • Notice does not include the copyright symbol ©, the word "Copyright", or the abbreviation "Copr.";
  • Notice is dated more than one year later than the actual date of first publication;
  • Notice does not include a named claimant or does not name the actual copyright holder;
  • Notice is illegible or concealed from view;
  • It is a printed literary, musical, or dramatic work that does not include the year.

A defective notice does not invalidate copyright in cases where the error is immaterial and would not mislead an infringer, such as an abbreviated name. Additionally, foreign works created outside the US are subject to copyright restoration even with a defective notice. It is not in the public domain in the countries or areas that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada, Mainland China (not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and other countries with individual treaties.


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The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:PD US defective notice

Usage

{{PD-US-defective notice |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

See also

Localization

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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:PD-US-defective notice/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.