June 17, 2005

Shortened Copyright durations

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:51 pm by thelawthoughts

An interesting US law would shorten the duration of copyright to 50 years. After this period, the owner must pay $1 to maintain their copyright. If they don’t, it lapses. Therefore it is easy to maintain a copyright for a longer period, however those who, for example, have passed away and no longer ‘need’ their copyright, have it lapse and the work moves into the public domain.

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