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This work is in the Public domain in the Republic of Korea and Japan because it was first published in Korea between 1910 and 1945, and the copyright has expired according to the following: Seal of the Government-General of Korea.svg
Public domain
This photograph is in the public domain in Japan because its copyright has expired according to Article 23 of the 1899 Copyright Act of Japan (English translation) and Article 2 of Supplemental Provisions of Copyright Act of 1970. This is when the photograph meets one of the following conditions:
  1. It was published before January 1, 1957.
  2. It was photographed before January 1, 1947.
It is also in the public domain in the United States because its copyright in Japan expired by 1970 and was not restored by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
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  • If the photograph was also published in the United States within 30 days after publication in Japan, it might be copyrighted. If the copyright has not expired in the U.S, this file will be deleted. See Commons:Hirtle chart.
  • This template should not be used for a faithful photographic reproduction of an artwork. Under Article 23 of the former Copyright Act, its protection will be consistent with the artwork. See also Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag.

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Public domain This file is now in the public domain in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) because its term of copyright has expired there. (details)

According to Articles 39 to 44 of the Copyright Act of the Republic of Korea, under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of Korea all copyrighted works enter the public domain 70 years after the death of the creator (there being multiple creators, the creator who dies last) or 70 years after publication when made public in the name of an organization. (30 years for death before 1957, 50 years before July 2013)

This applies to copyrighted works of which authors died before 1 January 1963, or made public in the name of an organization before 1 January 1963.

Furthermore, with the exceptions of photographs reproducing otherwise copyrighted works of art, and photographs inserted into a work of study or art and produced only for the purpose of inclusion within said work, photographs or other works of a similar form to photography either published or produced in negative on or before 31 December 1976 are now in the public domain in the Republic of Korea as their term of copyright has expired there.

There are exceptional cases. Property rights are to belong to the state according to provisions of the Civil Law and other laws upon the death of a copyright owner without heir or, in the case of a legal person or organization, upon its dissolution. The product must also be in the public domain in the United States.


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This work may also be in the Public domain in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, depending the date of the death of its creator and the jurisdiction that it belongs; in that case, you may also add {{PD-North Korea}}.

Notice: If the work has been first published outside of Korea, you should apply a country-specific license tag rather than this license one.


For photographic works, please use {{PD-Korea-1910-1945-photo}}; for motion picture (films) works, please use {{PD-Korea-1910-1945-film}}.