File:Carson signing Solemn League and Covenant.jpg
Edward Carson signing Ulster League and Covenant, 1912.
National Archives of Ireland archive image page http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/exhibition/belfast/main/1.html linked from
( Reusing this file)
|This image was created and is now in the public domain in the United Kingdom, because its term of copyright has expired. According to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48), a reformation of the Copyright Act 1956 (c. 74), images fall into public domain 70 years from the death of the author. If author is unknown it falls into the public domain 70 years after it was created, unless it was published during those 70 years, in which case it falls into the public domain 70 years after the date of publication.|
Reasoning for new PD-UK licence:
Newly found sources clearly indicate date of creation and there is no evidence of author, so a 70-year term in the UK is appropriate. If it was an official photo covered by crown copyright the image would have come into the public domain after 50 years.
Old justification for retaining on English Wikipedia:
PD in the US since it was published before 1923. However, no source exists for this image, so until this is fixed, its copyright status cannot be determined in its country of origin (Great Britain). This makes this image incompatible with Commons' rules.
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