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Template:Flickr-public domain mark

Copyright tag?
This image was originally posted to Flickr with version 1.0 of the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark; however, in order to keep it Commons requires a specific reason why this image is in the public domain. Please replace this template with a proper public domain license template.
Click here to see common reasons a file might be in the public domain
  • The image was published before 1924, and was created by an author who died more than 70 years ago → please use {{PD-old-auto-expired|deathyear=...}} with year of author's death included.
  • The image was published in the US before 1924 → please use {{PD-US-expired}}.
  • The image is out of copyright in the US and was created by an author who died more than 100 years ago → please use {{PD-old-100}} along with an applicable US public domain tag.
  • The image was created by US government employee as part of their official duties → please use one of the PD-USGov license tags.

Please read each license template's terms before applying. See more examples here and here.

Reasons why Public Domain Mark (PDM) is not acceptable

Unlike CC0 or the other Creative Commons licenses, the Public Domain Mark is not a legal instrument; there is no accompanying legal code or agreement. Instead, the Public Domain Mark is a tool that allows anyone to mark a work that they believe to be free of known copyright restrictions. However, it does not say why the image is in public domain and this part has to be added by the user.

“The tools also differ in terms of their effect when applied to a work. CC0 is legally operative in the sense that when it is applied, it changes the copyright status of the work, effectively relinquishing all copyright and related or neighboring rights worldwide. PDM is not legally operative in any respect – it is intended to function as a label, marking a work that is already free of known copyright restrictions worldwide.”

“With this announcement Flickr users will be able to choose from among our six standard licenses, our public domain dedication, and they will also be able to mark others’ works that are in the public domain.”

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Flickr-public domain mark/doc.

This template is used for images at Flickr that are identified with the Creative Commons "Public Domain Mark". Unlike CC0 or the other Creative Commons licenses, the Public Domain Mark is not a legal instrument; there is no accompanying legal code or agreement. Instead, the Public Domain Mark is a tool that allows anyone to mark a work that they believe to be free of known copyright restrictions. However, it does not say why the image is in public domain and this part has to be added by the user. This template encourages the user to select an appropriate Commons public domain license template.

Instead of using this tag directly, you should instead use {{subst:Flickr-public domain mark/subst}}.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Flickr public domain images needing specific copyright tags

Usage

{{Flickr-public domain mark |day= |month= |year= |website= }}

Flickr review bots and other upload tools should instead substitute {{subst:Flickr-public domain mark/subst}} instead of using this template directly. See Template:Flickr-public domain mark/subst.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
dayday value of current dateemptyrequired
monthmonth name of current dateemptyrequired
yearyear value of current dateemptyrequired
websitename of source[[Commons:Flickr|Flickr]]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

Placement: In the "Permission" parameter of the {{Information}} template (or the respective parameter of similar templates) or in the "Licensing" section

Relies on:

See also

Localization

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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Flickr-public domain mark/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Flickr-public domain mark/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.