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This template is to mark your own images released into the Public Domain ("PD").
NB: Please do not use it for other people's images. Only use it if you, the uploader, are the sole copyright holder of the work and that no works copyrighted by other people are included in it.


{{PD-self |author= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
author If specification of an author is required empty optional
category override categorisation [[Category:PD-self|{{PAGENAME}}]] optional

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:


This template is localized by utilizing MediaWiki namespace messages. These can be translated at translatewiki.net (current translations).

The following: Wm-license-pd-author-with-author-text, wm-license-pd-author-with-author-any-purpose, Wm-license-pd-author-self-text, Wm-license-pd-author-not-legally-possible, wm-license-pd-author-self-any-purpose.


{{PD-self |author=[[:en:John Doe|John Doe]]}} gives

Public domain This work has been released into the public domain by its author, John Doe. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
John Doe grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

See also