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Public domain

The creator of this work has released it into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In case this is not legally possible, the creator has granted anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Notice to creator or uploader: CC0 license might be more suitable. "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 achieves the intended effect while avoiding such problems and is well suited for media files. Please state the author of this work.

This template should only be used on file pages.

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How to use this template

Use this template with the syntax {{PD-creator}} on a file description page, to indicate that whoever created the image has released it to the public domain. Although not required, it can helpful (and friendly) to give attribution anyway. Give the name of the person creating it, or just a link to where you found the image, perhaps following on after this label on the file description page: {{PD-creator|creator's name}}

If you yourself created the image, use Template:PD-self instead.