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Old 07-09-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
In the US I guess it's easy, because it's all referred to the date of publication, regardless of when the author died. But how about Europe and Canada?
Europe: lifetime + 70 years
Canada: lifetime + 50 years

US: Complicated. See http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/res...blicdomain.cfm for details, but roughly:

Published 1922 and earlier: Public Domain
Published 1923-1963 inclusive: copyright for 95 years unless not renewed in the 28th year
Published 1964-1977 inclusive: copyright for 95 years
Published 1978-: copyright for lifetime + 70 years

Nothing new will enter the US Public domain until 2019
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