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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927. It may be copyrighted outside the U.S. (see Help:Public domain).

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This template categorises Author namespace pages into Category:Author-PD-US and all other pages into Category:PD-US.

Usage

This template adds pages to Category:PD-US or Category:Author-PD-US.

Please consider using {{PD/US|year of author's death}} to automatically enhance the template to show how many years ago the authors died, or {{PD-anon-US}} for anonymous and pseudonymous works.

To create dynamic copyright messaging that will update as time passes and stay accurate when the author's death year (ADY) is known. Direction for including ADY is in each template document.

Published prior to 1927, ADY 100+ years ago {{PD-old}}
Published prior to 1927, ADY anything less than 100 years ago {{PD-US}}
Published after 1926 and before 1978, no copyright notice {{PD-US-defective-notice}}
Published after 1926 and before 1978, defective copyright notice {{PD-US-no-notice}}
Published after 1926 and before 1964, non-renewal confirmed {{PD-US-no-renewal}}
Published after 1926 and before home country's URAA date (January 1, 1996 for most countries), not published in the US prior to that date {{PD-1996}}
Published after 1977 and before March 2, 1989, no copyright notice and no registration within 5 years {{PD-US-no-notice-post-1977}}
Published after 2002, ADY 70+ years ago {{PD-old-US}}

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