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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 no works copyrighted by other people are included in it, unless those works may be used under an exception to copyright protections such as Freedom of panorama.


{{PD-self |author= }}

Template parameters

authorIf specification of an author is required, e.g. with Template:Uemptyoptional
categoryoverride categorisation[[Category:PD-self|{{PAGENAME}}]]optional
stylespecify layout variations of the boxemptyoptional

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).


{{PD-self |author=((W|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