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}} template specifies the reason is that the author(s) died more than 70 years ago. Please see the list below for templates that are preferred to either of these templates.

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

Usage

{{PD-old}}

Please use the following tags instead, preferably one of the first three:

  • {{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  • {{PD-old-auto-unpublished}} for works unpublished before 2003 where the author's date of death is known.
  • {{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-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}}