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Copyright guide

Copyright basics - Duration of copyright

The length of copyright is usually 50 years after the death of the creator. Some types of works such as sound recordings and some photographs and films may have a different length of copyright. After copyright expires, a work becomes part of the public domain and may be freely copied and distributed.

page last updated on: Thursday 14 September 2017
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