|This image is in the public domain in the United States. In most cases, this means that it was first published prior to January 1, 1928 (see the template documentation for more cases). Other jurisdictions may have other rules, and this image might not be in the public domain outside the United States. See Wikipedia:Public domain and Wikipedia:Copyrights for more details.|
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- Works published in the U.S. before 1928. See Template:PD-US-expired.
- Works first published in 2003 or later and created by authors who died before 1953 (or created before 1900, if the author is not known). See Template:PD-US-unpublished.
- Works published in the U.S. between 1928 and 1977 without a copyright notice. See Template:PD-Pre1978.
- Works published in the U.S. between 1978 and March 1, 1989, without a copyright notice, and where the copyright was not later registered. See Template:PD-US-1989
- Works published in the U.S. between 1928 and 1963 with a copyright notice but without later copyright renewal. See Template:PD-US-not renewed.
- Works published outside the U.S. before 1928, except possibly in the 9th Circuit, then before July 1, 1909. See Template:PD-US-expired-abroad.
- Works published outside the U.S. between 1928 and 1977 which were in the public domain in their home countries on January 1, 1996. See Template:PD-US-1996.
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