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For background information, see the explanations on Non-U.S. copyrights.
Note: This tag should not be used for sound recordings.
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This documentation is transcluded from Template:PD-old-auto-1996/doc.

This is an enhanced version of Template:PD-1996 to show how long ago authors died. Depending on the deathyear given, it chooses {{PD-old-80-1996}}, {{PD-old-100-1996}} etc. If the date given is less than 50 years ago, {{PD-1996}} is applied.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:PD Old auto: no death date if required "deathyear" is missing


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

{{PD-old-auto-1996|country=country|date=URAA date|reason=reason|deathyear=deathyear}}. If country is not given, it is not mentioned in the rendering of this template. date gives "January 1, 1996 for most countries" by default, and the reason defaults to the Note shown above. See Non-U.S. copyrights for a per-country list of URAA dates.

See e.g. Image:Spelterini Al Ashraf.jpg for example usage of this template.

Template parameters

death yearYear of author's death.emptyrequired
countrysource countryHome 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}})emptyoptional
reasonreasonReason the image was in Public domain in the source country at the URAA date (January 1, 1996 for most countries).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

Relies on:



renders as:

Public domain

The author died in 1937, so 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 80 years or fewer.

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.


This template is not intended to be localized.

Only error messages are contained in this template. (They could be localised with LangSwitch or some other way...)