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This documentation is transcluded from Template:PD-old-auto-1996/doc.

This is an enhanced version of Template:PD-1996 to show how long ago authors died. Depending on the deathyear given, it chooses {{PD-old-90-1996}}, {{PD-old-100-1996}} etc. If the date given is less than 50 years ago, {{PD-1996}} is applied.


{{PD-old-auto-1996 |country= |date= |reason= |deathyear= }}

{{PD-old-auto-1996|country=country|date=URAA date|reason=reason|deathyear=deathyear}}. If country is not given, it is not mentioned in the rendering of this template. date gives "January 1, 1996 for most countries" by default, and the reason defaults to the Note shown above. See Non-U.S. copyrights for a per-country list of URAA dates.

See e.g. Image:Spelterini Al Ashraf.jpg for example usage of this template.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
country empty optional
date empty optional
reason empty optional
deathyear empty required

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:
{{PD-old-X-1996}} and {{PD-1996}}


This template is not intended to be localized.

Only error messages are contained in this template. (They could be localised with LangSwitch or some other way...)

Last modified on 16 August 2013, at 13:54