This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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This template is to be used when the author has died more than 100 years previously, and it adds pages to Category:PD-old or Category:Author-PD-old.

Please also use Template:PD-posthumous to tag posthumous works. Please use {{Pd/1996|year of author's death}} to tag posthumous works published outside the USA since 1927 while they may be copyrighted in the USA and certain other countries and areas based on how long they have been published, even if the authors died more than 100 years ago.

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 1964, Non-renewal confirmed {{PD-US-no-renewal}}
Published between 1927 and 1996 {{Pd/1996}}

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