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English: Flag of the Kurds and Kurdistan
Date circa 1900
date QS:P,+1900-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902

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Public domain
This work was first published in Iraq and is now in the public domain because its copyright protection has expired by virtue of the Law No. 3 of 1971 on Copyright, amended 2004 by Order No. 83, Amendment to the Copyright Law (details). The work meets one of the following criteria:
  • It is an anonymous work or pseudonymous work and 50 years have passed since the year of its publication
  • It is a work where the copyright holder is a legal entity or a work of applied art and 50 years have passed since the year of its publication
  • It is a photographic or cinematic work that is not compositive (artistic in nature) first published before 1 January 1999
  • It is work published in Iraq before 1 January 1954, and the author died before 1 January 1979
  • It is another kind of work, and 50 years have passed since the year of death of the author (or last-surviving author)
  • It is one of "collections of official documents, such as texts of international laws, regulations and agreements, judicial judgements and various official documents."
  • It is the work of a body corporate, public or private, published by January 1st, 1980 (Article 20, 1971 law).

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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.


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Iraq has enacted Law No. 3 of 1971 on Copyright (Arabic) which came into force on 21 January 1971. Iraq has enacted Regulation No. 10 of 1985 on the National Committee for the Protection of Copyright (Arabic) which came into force on 2 September 1985. Iraq has enacted Order No. 83, Amendment to the Copyright Law (Arabic) (unofficial English (WIPO) translation) which came into force on 1 May 2004.
Note: As per Commons policy, this tag alone is not sufficient. You also need to supply a tag that describes why the work is public domain in its country of origin.
PD-icon.svg This work is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship.
Insignia This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. The use of such symbols is restricted in many countries. These restrictions are independent of the copyright status.
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current20:52, 29 October 2020Thumbnail for version as of 20:52, 29 October 2020900 × 600 (822 bytes)FDRMRZUSAFixed geometry for the "sun", according to sourced construction sheet ([]: >>> see Figure 3 <<<). Re-optimized svg code before upload.
19:09, 29 October 2020Thumbnail for version as of 19:09, 29 October 2020900 × 600 (809 bytes)FDRMRZUSAReduced nominal dimensions for matching other flags with same aspect ratio (2:3). Optimized svg code before upload.
11:50, 10 August 2014Thumbnail for version as of 11:50, 10 August 20143,000 × 2,000 (672 bytes)Sarangsimplified, symmetrified
01:44, 22 January 2012Thumbnail for version as of 01:44, 22 January 20123,000 × 2,000 (1 KB)Alkaricode cleanup
17:13, 10 January 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:13, 10 January 20103,000 × 2,000 (2 KB)FladTo match the government description (
17:13, 10 January 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:13, 10 January 20103,000 × 2,000 (2 KB)FladTo match the government description (
22:51, 11 October 2009Thumbnail for version as of 22:51, 11 October 20093,000 × 2,000 (2 KB)Zscout370To match
08:34, 10 February 2006Thumbnail for version as of 08:34, 10 February 2006360 × 240 (4 KB)Denelson83Flag of w:Kurdistan, based on w:Image:Kurdistan flag large.png. It's easy to put a border around this flag: {{border|100px}} {{Insignia2}} {{PD-self}} Category:Flags of Iraq [[Category:

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