Commentary

136 Duration of copyright in unpublished literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and photographs

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

136 Duration of copyright in unpublished literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and photographs

| Commentary

136 Duration of copyright in unpublished literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and photographs

For unpublished literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works (including photographs) the term of protection is the longer of:

  1. 136.1

        the life of the author (or last surviving author) plus 70 years1; and

  2. 136.2

        the period ending at the end of the year 50 years after the commencement of the 1988 Act (ie 31 December 2039)2;

provided that if the country of origin of the work is not an EEA state and the author of the work is not a national of an EEA state the duration of

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