Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video How long a copyright lasts, part of Intellectual Property Fundamentals.
…The question is, how long does a copyright last?…Once you create something and own it, how long is the right going to last?…It's going to last from the point that the creator dies plus 70 years.…So if you're the creator, it's going to last…your entire lifetime and 70 years after your death.…And this is true for most works that exist today.…So, if you want to know whether something is still under copyright law, whether…it's still protected, then you have to ask, when did the author die?…And then add 70 years to that.…
But there are other exceptions.…Authors that are corporations can't die.…So we have a fixed 120 years for corporations.…Authors that created and published a work outside the U.S. aren't covered…by U.S. copyright law and therefore, there are different rules for them.…If the work was created outside the United States, then any work published outside…the U.S. before 1923 is actually no longer covered by copyright law.…Works that were created outside the U.S. and introduced into the U.S. without…
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- What is intellectual property?
- What is a copyright?
- How long do copyrights last?
- Trademarking your brand
- Trademark infringement
- Patenting your ideas
- Defending trade secrets<br><br>
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