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This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus X years or less.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it meets three requirements:

  1. it was first published outside the United States (and not published in the U.S. within 30 days),
  2. it was first published before 1 March 1989 without copyright notice or before 1964 without copyright renewal or before the source country established copyright relations with the United States,
  3. it was in the public domain in its home country on the URAA date (January 1, 1996 for most countries).

For background information, see the explanations on Non-U.S. copyrights.
Note: in addition to this statement, there must be a statement on this page explaining why the work was PD on the URAA date in its source country. Additionally, there must be verifiable information about previous publications of the work.

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:PD-old-X-1996/doc.

Intended to ease translation of various similar PD-old-X-1996 templates


{{PD-old-X-1996 |deathyear= |country= |X= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
death year Year of author's death. It is not used for calculating "X" (as in {{PD-old-auto-1996}}) but for display in a message only. empty required
source country Home or source country (country of origin) of the work. Country name in English language or two letter Country code according to ISO 3166-1 alpha-2. Country is being displayed and is also used to look-up URAA date (using {{URAA-date}}) empty optional
reason Reason the image was in Public domain in the source country at the URAA date (January 1, 1996 for most countries). empty optional
X p.m.a. term p.m.a. (Post mortem auctoris) term or years after the author's death. For example X=100 gives {{PD-old-100-1996}} template. X is usually 50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 95, or 100. empty required

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Template namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Relies on:
{{PD-old-text}} and {{PD-1996-text}}

See also

Translations from {{PD-old-text}} and {{PD-1996-text}}