Template talk:PD-EdictGov

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This is an outgrowth of a Scriptorium discussion indicating that that edicts of government are noncopyrightable. Since I haven't really made templates before (I just lifted the source out of another license template), this is probably not the optimal setup. –Pakman044 11:20, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Removed mention of foreign governments as per discussion in Scriptorium. We should at least hold on to the template until a decision is made about whether the Copyright Office's rules apply to US State and local governemnts. –Pakman044 21:14, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

In addition to § 206.01 of the Compendium II: Copyright Office Practices, the Copyright Act (Republic of China) in effect in Taiwan also excludes copyright protections to laws without regard to whether they are domestic or foreign. However, we cannot apply this Taiwanese law to post copyrighted foreign laws as Wikisource is not hosted in Taiwan.--Jusjih 14:14, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
US state and local edicts are covered by this template. See [1], section "206.01 Edicts of government". John Vandenberg 12:12, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
Isn't this redundant with {{PD-USGov}} Ah, I see it also covers non-federal governments. 'Federal' should be removed from the license, since all US federal government works are already covered under {{PD-USGov}}. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:50:06, 22 October 2007 (UTC)