Template:PD-old/doc

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PD-old is a deprecated generic template which should not be used for new uploads. The text is identical to {{PD-old-70}} except for the tracking category. However, historically PD-old has been often used on Commons for old works where US or European Union copyright expired, without specifying why. The {{PD-old-70}} specifically gives the reason that authors who died more than 70 years ago.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:PD Old

Usage

{{PD-old}}

Please use the following tags instead:

  • {{PD-old-auto}} for when the author's date of death is known.
  • {{PD-old-assumed}} for when the author's date of death is unknown, but the work was created more than 120 years ago.
  • {{PD-old-100}} for works by authors who certainly died more than 100 years ago.
  • {{PD-old-70}} for works by authors who certainly died more than 70 years ago but we might not know the exact date.
  • {{PD-old-auto-1923}} for works published before 1 January 1923 where the author's date of death is known.
  • {{PD-old-auto-1996}} for works that are in the public domain in their source countries on 1 January 1996 where when the author's date of death is known.
  • {{PD-old-70-1923}}
  • {{PD-old-70-1996}}
  • {{PD-old-100-1923}}
  • {{PD-old-100-1996}}

The template takes no parameters.

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

Relies on:

Localization

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)

Translations at {{PD-old-text}} and {{PD-old-warning-text}}