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The copyright situation of this work is theoretically uncertain, because in the country of origin copyright lasts 70 years after the death of the author, and the date of the author's death is unknown. However, the date of creation of the work was over 120 years ago, and it is thus a reasonable assumption that the copyright has expired (see here for the community discussion). Do not use this template if the date of death of the author is known.
You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Mexico has 100 years, Jamaica has 95 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years. This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Honduras has a general copyright term of 75 years, but it does implement the rule of the shorter term. Copyright may extend on works created by French who died for France in World War II (more information), Russians who served in the Eastern Front of World War II (known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia) and posthumously rehabilitated victims of Soviet repressions (more information).

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Warning signPlease use {{PD-old-auto-expired}}, {{PD-old-auto-1996}}, or {{PD-old-auto}} in preference to this template if the date of death is known. Please use {{PD-old-70}} or {{PD-old-70-expired}} if the work was created by an unknown author more than 190 years ago (i.e. before 1834), as it is literally impossible for that author to have lived for another 120 years after creating the work. (The oldest verified human age in history is 122, for Jeanne Calment, and even she did not take photographs while a baby.)

The licensing Template:PD-old-assumed automatically re-calculates the current public-domain year span, based on the duration of the term for copyright protection in the country where the work was first published.

Impact - This template applies to ~14358 files.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:PD Old (assumed)


{{PD-old-assumed |duration= }}

Template parameters

copyright lengthThe duration of the term for copyright protection after the author's death.70optional
used-with-USused with USAny value will cause the warning about also including a US public domain tag to be hidden. Only use this in templates that include a US license as well.emptyoptional

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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To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)