How Long Does a Copyright Last?

The life of a copyright depends on when the work was produced and submitted for copyright protection.

  • For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.
  • All works published in the United States before 1923 are in the public domain.
  • Works created after 1923, but before 1978, are protected for 95 years from the date of publication.

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