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This is the most general "public domain in the US" license tag. If at all possible, please use a more specific tag, such as {{PD-1923}} for US publication before 1923.

This template adds pages to Category:PD US.


To create a new language version of this template, create a new subpage and use this code:

| text = ''This media file is in the '''[[w:public domain|public domain]]''' in the [[United States]]. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first [[w:publication|publication]] occurred prior to January 1, 1923. See [http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm this page] for further explanation.
| warning text = This image might not be in the public domain outside of the United States; this especially applies in the countries and areas that do not apply the [[w:rule of the shorter term|rule of the shorter term]] for US works, such as Canada, mainland China (not Hong Kong nor Macao), Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland. The creator and year of publication are essential information and must be provided. See [[w:Wikipedia:Public domain|Wikipedia:Public domain]] and [[w:Wikipedia:Copyrights|Wikipedia:Copyrights]] for more details.''
| lang = {{subst:SUBPAGENAME}}
}}<noinclude>{{translated tag|license}}</noinclude>

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