Commentary

135 Duration of copyright in published literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

135 Duration of copyright in published literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works

| Commentary

135 Duration of copyright in published literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works

Copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work previously expired 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author died. From 1 January 1996 the period of protection was increased to expire 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies1.

If a work is of unknown authorship, copyright expires 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which it was made or, if during that period the work is ‘made available’ to the public, 70 years

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