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English: Statue of Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (the "Mad Mullah") in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Date 1980s (the pamphlet, not the statue)
Source Scan from old government pamphlet before the statue's destruction.
Author Somali government


Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of Somalia, which has no existing copyright law or intellectual property relations, under the terms of Title 17, Section 104 of the U.S. Code and Circ. 38a.
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Copyright notes

Per U.S. Circ. 38a., the following countries are not a participant in the Berne Convention or any other treaty on copyright with the United States:

  • Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan and Tuvalu.

As such, works published by citizens of these countries in these countries are usually not subject to copyright protection outside of these countries. Hence, such works may be in the public domain in most other countries worldwide.

  • Works published in these countries by citizens or permanent residents of other countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention or any other treaty on copyright will still be protected in their home country and internationally as well as locally by local copyright law.
  • Similarly, works published outside of these countries within 30 days of publication within these countries will also usually be subject to protection in the foreign country of publication. When works are subject to copyright outside of these countries, the term of such copyright protection may exceed the term of copyright inside them.
  • Unpublished works from these countries may be fully copyrighted.

Somalia has no known intellectual property law.
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