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This image is in the public domain because it is a mere mechanical scan or photocopy of a public domain original, or – from the available evidence – is so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The original itself is in the public domain in its source country for the following reason:
Public domain

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or fewer.


Dialog-warning.svg You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Mexico has 100 years, Jamaica has 95 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years. This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Côte d'Ivoire has a general copyright term of 99 years and Honduras has 75 years, but they do implement the rule of the shorter term. Copyright may extend on works created by French who died for France in World War II (more information), Russians who served in the Eastern Front of World War II (known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia) and posthumously rehabilitated victims of Soviet repressions (more information).

The original itself is in the public domain in the United States for the following reason:

Public domain
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1924.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For known raw unenhanced scans you can use an appropriate {{PD-old}} tag instead. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.


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Note: This tag applies to scans and photocopies only. For photographs of public domain originals taken from afar, {{PD-Art}} may be applicable. See Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag.

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:PD-Scan-two/doc.

This template is similar to {{PD-Scan}} but allows you to specify two tags, one for the reason the work is public domain in the source country and one for the reason it is public domain in the United States. For example, if the work was published before 1923 and the author died at least 75 years ago, you would use:

{{PD-Scan-two|PD-old-75||PD-1923|}}

More examples

  • A photograph of a 1911 English work whose author died in 1925 may be tagged {{PD-Scan-two|PD-old-70||PD-1923|}}.
  • A photograph of a Canadian photograph created prior to 1949 may be tagged {{PD-Scan-two|PD-Canada||PD-1996|}}.

Where possible, prefer PD-1923 to PD-1996, because it is simpler. If the work is not in the public domain in the US due to the URAA, do not use PD-Scan-two; instead use {{PD-Scan}} combined with {{Not-PD-US-URAA}}, like in this example:

  • An English work whose author died in 1935 may be tagged {{PD-Scan|PD-old-70}} {{Not-PD-US-URAA}}

Usage

{{PD-Scan-two |1= |2= |3= |4= }}

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
1License to use for the source country, like: PD-old, PD-old-100 or similarPD-oldoptional
2Parameter to pass to template in parameter 1emptyoptional
3License to use for the United States, like: PD-1923, PD-US-no notice, PD-US-not renewed, or similarPD-1923optional
4Parameter to pass to template in parameter 3emptyoptional
deathyearif license was {{PD-old-auto}} or similar than deathyear can be used to pass the year of the author's death to that templateemptyoptional

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

See also

Localization

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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:PD-Scan-two/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:PD-Scan-two/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.