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For works in the public domain because they were first published between 1923 and 1989 without complying with US copyright formalities and the first publication took place outside of the United States (and was not subsequently published within the United States at all for thirty days) and it was considered public domain within its home country on the day the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) went into effect between that country and the United States. Most countries had the URAA take effect on January 1st, 1996. However for countries which were neither signatories of the Berne Convention, nor of the WIPO Copyright Treaty, nor of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, nor of the Marrakech Agreement, which establishes membership within the World Trade Organization (WTO), on January 1st, 1996 the earliest date on which any of these four treatries is implemented by that country would instead be used.

{{Pd/1996|author's death year}}

Applies the appropriate {{PD-1996}} licence based upon the year of death of the author.