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This template is for use by the uploader of a scan scanned by somebody else to assert that the scan can have no independent copyright as it is simply a faithful reproduction of an old, public domain, two-dimensional work. The template takes one parameter to indicate why the original work of art is in the public domain. See Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:PD-scan




Parameter name Description Default value required or optional?

parameter #1 (1) By default {{PD-scan}} is for files which are in public domain due to age, which means that author(s) died more than 70 years ago. If original file is in public domain for different reason, than use this parameter to indicate why. For example works published in US prior to 1923 should use {{PD-scan|PD-US}}. Files using this parameter but not providing a valid license will be added to Category:PD-scan with incorrect primary license {{PD-old}} optional
parameter #2 (2) Parameter to be passed to the template passed as parameter 1 empty optional
category "category=" will suppress addition of Category:PD-scan to Files. empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

Placement: In the "permission" parameter of the {{Information}} template (or the respective parameter of similar templates) or in the "Licence" section


{{PD-Scan|PD-old-auto|1930}} gives: