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Public domain

Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, been forfeited, are inapplicable, have not been copyrighted or released into the public domain by the author. The term is not normally applied to situations when the creator of a work retains residual rights, in which case use of the work is referred to as "under license" or with permission.


To provide attribution use {{PD|reason=|author=}}.

Use the reason parameter to specify why it is in the public domain and any limitations that should be noted. Set to self to specify that the uploader released it into the public domain. Use the author parameter to specify the author who released it into the public domain.