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Old 01-04-2013, 09:57 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by DrNefario View Post
Isn't it also the case that those works that do not get the shorter term only get the protection that the 1956 Act offered, ie. life+50 rather than life+70?
Yes - they would then have been subject to standard UK copyright law which was, at the time, life+50 years. But that would of course have been extended to life+70 years (for those authors still alive in 1996) when the 1996 Act was introduced which extended UK copyright from life+50 to life+70.
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