Creative Commons Public Domain Mark This file is made available by its copyright holder under the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0.
While the Public Domain Mark is not intended to be used as a license, community consensus has found that when a copyright holder applies the PDM to their own work, they are declaring their work to be in the public domain.

If a file is tagged PDM by someone other than the copyright holder, a more specific copyright tag such as one found at Commons:Copyright tags/General public domain must be applied. If this is your own work, please use {{Cc-zero}} instead.

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This template marks all images where an external copyright holder has applied the Public Domain Mark. Do not use this template for your own work! {{Cc-zero}} is preferred if you wish to release your work into the public domain.

The template automatically sets the following categories: PDMark-owner



While the Public Domain Mark is not the ideal way to release one's own work into the public domain, it is nonetheless accepted if no other license is available, as some websites (most notably Flickr) make it very easy to select with little explanation of the difference between it and the CC0. However, if possible try to get the copyright holder to change the license to CC0, which is a public domain dedication that provides better legal certainty.

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

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