| Commentary

36 Extended copyright

| Commentary

36 Extended copyright

The extension of the copyright term for literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and films to the life of the author plus 70 years was implemented by the Duration of Copyright and Rights in Performances Regulations 1995 on 1 January 19961. For literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works still in copyright at this date this means in effect, subject to the transitional provisions referred to in Paragraph 35 above, that such works enjoy an additional 20 years of copyright protection after the death of the author.

As from 1 January 1996, the owner of any extended copyright in

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