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(or is hereby)[edit]


Please remove the words "or is hereby" per the discussion at Template talk:PD-release#(or is hereby). —Remember the dot (talk) 21:19, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Cheers. --MZMcBride 21:31, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! —Remember the dot (talk) 21:56, 1 July 2007 (UTC)


please adding ja:Template:PD-author--Kanesue 10:45, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} Please add [[mk:Шаблон:ЈД-автор]] interwiki. Thanks. --iNkubusse? 14:25, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

 Done Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 15:57, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

"unless such conditions are required by law"?[edit]

{{editprotected}} For a very heavily used and visible template, this one has some wierd legalese. I read through Public domain and can't see a reason for the concluding clause, "unless such conditions are required by law." So if they are, then what? The way it's written now, if such conditions are required, then the right to use for any purpose is not granted. A judge (in whatever strange land it is that doesn't have grants to the public domain or use for any purpose) will have to read "unless such conditions are required by law" as a precondition voiding any attempt at the grant for any purpose, whereas if such conditions are required then presumably they don't have to be stated up front.

The onus to find out what those conditions may be would clearly fall on the person wishing to use the work, and at that point our contributors who wanted to put the work in the public domain can come up with suitable conditions (e.g., no use more than 1000 km under the South Pole, or no use on January 1, 1990, for example.) Implying that there will be no grant to use if such conditions are required is foolish.

For this reason I recommend that "unless such conditions are required by law" be deleted. (talk) 02:35, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Not done. Because our license templates are based on law in the United States, they primarily take into account usage of the licensed item in the U.S. Let me give you an example. If a person takes a picture of a building in the U.S., they can release that image under public domain because there are no legal restrictions against such photos. But in another country (I think Germany is one), photos of buildings may not be considered free of copyright implications, and so such an image couldn't be released or used under a public domain license there. This phrase is to free Wikipedia from any legal issues that may arise due usage problems. I'm sure someone else could explain it better than me, but that is the gist of it. Huntster (t@c) 08:20, 29 September 2008 (UTC)


please add interwiki : arabic : [[ar:قالب:ملكية عامة - المؤلف]] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Heshamdiab116 (talkcontribs) 09:31, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


cy:Nodyn:PC-awdur. -- Xxglennxx (talkcont.) 17:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Documentation page[edit]

Please transclude the {{Documentation}} template so the documentation at Template:PD-author/doc will show up. clpo13(talk) 18:39, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Done Izno (talk) 18:46, 12 August 2016 (UTC)