Template talk:PD-old-70

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{{editprotected}} Can the wording of this template be changed to "70 years or fewer" rather than the incorrect "70 years of less"? Thanks. — Bellhalla (talk) 14:57, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done Waldir talk 21:09, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Suggesting revision of PD-old-70 template[edit]

See Commons_talk:Licensing#Suggesting_revision_of_PD-old-70_template. Dcoetzee (talk) 00:39, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Request for autotranslation[edit]

Hey, is someone please able to autotranslate this template? The only thing that has to be done is to replace the content with {{autotranslate|base=PD-old-70}} {{{category|{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|File|[[Category:Author died more than 70 years ago public domain images|{{PAGENAME}}]]}}}}} <noinclude>{{Incat|Author died more than 70 years ago public domain images}} {{documentation}}. And, that's it. Thank you. --The Evil IP address (talk) 18:43, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. --AVRS (talk) 14:19, 29 July 2009 (UTC)


The description says this template isn't redundant to {{PD-old}} and it "specifically gives the reason why the image is PD". However, the wording of this template conveys the exact meaning of what PD-old says, without further elaboration. So how exactly is this template different from {{PD-old}}? Spellcast (talk) 14:02, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

{{PD-old}} also talks about the image being public domain in the US for some non-specified reason. That the life+70 years term has expired isn't sufficient for public domain status there. Peter Alberti (talk) 15:36, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Extra parameter[edit]

This template is not enough to grants the Four Freedoms (it's usually explains why the file is in public domain in the source country, but not at the US; other parameter should be required to explain it). Erasmus 15:07, 29 November 2010 (UTC)


{{Editprotected}} The en:Great Patriotic War years + 70 have come. Plz, add to notes that generally Russia has 70 years, but in some cases copyright terms extended to 74 years. Alex Spade (talk) 17:23, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done /á(!) 17:37, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

Less v. fewer[edit]


This is (oddly) an exact inversion of the edit request a few years back, but I'm fairly sure this should be "... life of the author plus 70 years or less." Periods of time almost invariably use "less"; there are some exceptions, but they're rare. See, eg, this note from OUP, or this one from Merriam-Webster.

The same probably applies to a number of other templates - if people are happy with this change, I'll dig around and find the others needing fixed. Shimgray (talk) 17:54, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Makes sense after reading the examples in the links provided. Language is neat. Thanks. :) Killiondude (talk) 17:31, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! I've done the others (at least as far as I can find them); not sure why this was the only protected one. Shimgray (talk) 20:53, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Getting to translate documentation[edit]

I'd like to translate documentation of the template, but the {{TemplateBox}} parameter usage-notes does not allow adding the -et suffix to it, which means that there has to be a different way of going about this. Documentation about this seems to be scarse. -Mardus (talk) 03:51, 28 January 2014 (UTC)


The template says "may not be in the public domain". Which is more ambiguous than "might be". ~ R.T.G 18:25, 4 October 2014 (UTC)