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Looking for the right copyright tag?[edit]

See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for a full list of tags available. The following are applicable within the United States. The following copyright tags are among those applicable to photographs and graphic images originating from the United States of America and created by people other than the uploader. Please see the text of each tag for specific disclaimers.

General Public Domain tags[edit]

  • {{PD-US}}—for copyright-expired works in the U.S. (mainly those published before 1923). Also for works not eligible for copyright under American law.
  • {{PD-Pre1978}} — for works first published in the United States prior to 1978 without explicit notice of "copyright, year, owner" or "©" attached.
  • {{PD-art-US}}—for images of two-dimensional (flat) works of art published in the United States prior to 1923.
  • {{PD-US-1923-abroad}} — for non-US works first published outside the USA prior to 1923 (certain exceptions may apply in 9th District, US Circuit Court)
  • {{PD-USGov-money}} — for images of the official currency of the United States. These are in the public domain. (See also {{Non-free currency}} and {{ir-Money}}.)
  • {{PD-CSPAN}} — for images derived from CSPAN video footage of the US Congress, the terms of which place it explicitly in the public domain.
  • {{PD-US-patent}} — for text and images of United States patents, which are in general are not copyrighted.[1] In specific cases, patent applicants and holders may claim copyright in portions of those documents. Such applicants are required to identify the portions that are protected under copyright.

American Non-Free Files tags[edit]

For a complete set of tags for non-free images, see Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free.
  • {{Non-free historic image}} — for non-free images of historically significant deceased individuals. (Note: Images using this tag must be irreplaceable with a copyright-free image and accompanied by a valid fair use rationale.)
  • {{Non-free USGov-USPS stamp}} — for images of U.S. stamps issued in 1978 or later.

State Government Public Domain tags[edit]

  • {{PD-CAGov}} - for works created by the State of California.
  • {{PD-FLGov}} – for works created by the State of Florida that are ineligible for copyright.
  • {{PD-MAGov}} - for public records posted to official websites of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. See template text for disclaimers.
  • {{PD-MGS}} – for maps and reports created by the Minnesota Geological Survey and released to the public domain; attribution is requested.
  • {{PD-WSRC}} - for images created by the Washington State Redistricting Commission and released to the public domain; attribution is requested.

U.S. Federal Government tags[edit]

General Federal Government copyright tag[edit]
  • {{PD-USGov}} — for images produced by an employee of the United States government in the performance of his or her duties which do not fit under the following specialized tags:
Specialized Federal Government copyright tags[edit]

U.S. Military tags[edit]

General U.S. Military copyright tag[edit]
Specialized U.S. Military copyright tags[edit]