- It is an anonymous work or pseudonymous work and 50 years have passed since the date of its publication (or creation, whatever date is the latest)
- It is a photographic work, and 50 years have passed since the date of its creation
- 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 "official texts of legislative, administrative or legal nature and their official translations"
Before July 5, 2009, a photographic work was protected for 25 years. Pictures created before July 5, 1984 have already been placed into the public domain.