Template:Cover Image Data-PD Renew

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Public Domain Image Data

Cover of {{{Title}}} -- {{{Edition}}} edition(No Link).





Year published




Portion used

The entire front cover. The entire image is needed to identify the book, including the specific edition, help confirm bibliographic data, properly convey the meaning intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Purpose of use The image is used as the primary means of visual identification of the book and edition involved and to confirm the accuracy of such bibliographic data as title, publisher, price, and cover artist.
Public Domain Status
Compyright Status The image was published in the United States prior to 1964, by US nationals. Diligent search has failed to locate any copyright renewals, so this image may safely be presumed to be in the public domain, under the copyright laws of the United States. Under Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp., 36 F. Supp. 2d 191 (S.D.N.Y. 1999), a slavish reproduction (such as a photocopy or scan) of a 2-dimensional (flat) work of art that is in the public domain is not entitled to a separate copyright.

Documentation for the template: Cover Image Data-PD Renew (transcluded from Template:Cover Image Data-PD Renew/Doc


This template is to be placed on the image description page of a book, magazine, or other publication cover image that is in the public domain because it was published before 1964 and the copyright was not renewed.


Call this template as:

{{Cover Image Data-PD Renew
|Title=<publication title>
|Edition=<date and/or publisher>
|Pub=<the publication record number or tag>
|Publisher=<Name of publisher>
|Artist=<name of cover artist>
|ArtistId=<id of cover artist> (optional)
|Year=<Year of publication>
|Source=<origin of image>
|Side=<back or front or spine>

All parameter names have an inital capitol letter. Case is significant in a parameter name. The order of the parameters is not significant, but the order above is suggested, as it is the order of use within the template.

Note: In all the above examples, when a parameter is shown in angle brackets, like:


then the parameter, and the angle brackets, should be replaced by the value of the parameter. For example: Title=<TITLE> should become Title=The Name of the Book (or whatever the name might be).

Parameter definitions

Parameter Description Default
Title Should specify the actual title of the book or other publication whose image is being displayed. Required Field
Edition Ideally should specify the year and publisher, as "Ace 1953", or some other text string which will distinguish the pictured edition from other publications of the same title. Required Field
Pub The publication record number or tag. Must be a valid argument to {{P}}. (Id may be used as an alias for Pub, with the same effect.) Strongly encouraged. No default.
Publisher Should specify the name of the publisher of the publication displayed, for proper attribution. Defaults to "Unknown".
Artist The name of the cover artist. If omitted, defaults to "Unknown". Links to the artist's DB page unless the artist is "Unknown".
ArtistId The record number of the cover artist, if known. Used to link to artist summary page via the record number when artist's name has characters (single quotes, non-ASCII) that cause linking by name to fail. In order for this field to work, the "Artist" field also has to be filled in. Defaults to unused.
Year Year of publication. Must be prior to 1964 to support public domain status. Required Field
Source Website where the image was obtained, or name or handle of user who scanned the image. If omitted, defaults to "Unknown".
Side should be "back" if this is a (rare) back-cover image. If omitted, defaults to "front".


For a usage example, see the example page.


This template adds any pages on which it is used to: