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Public domain
This file has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide.

Please, please use more specific template such as {{PD-self}} / {{PD-creator}} / {{PD-shape}} / {{PD-USGov}} / {{PD-old}} / {{PD-RU-exempt}} ...
This template is not making clear why work is in public domain.

How to use this template

This is a small public domain label to go on a file description page. It's better to use the more specific templates of applicable:


If possible (for your own work) please use {{CC0-self}}.

"releasing work to public domain" has some issues, as it is not well defined in some jurisdictions and/or it is not actually possible to "release to public domain". Using CC0 license avoids this problems and is well suited for media files.