Duration of Copyright
Copyright generally lasts 70 years after the death of the creator or after the first year of publication, depending on the type of material and/or when it was first published:
- Artistic Works
- Dramatic Works
- Literary Works
- Musical Works
- Films & Television Broadcasts
- Sound Recordings & Radio Broadcasts
Where there are multiple authors or creators, copyright last for 70 years after the death of the last remaining author or creator.
Copyright cannot be renewed and once it has expired the work is considered to be in the public domain and can be used without the copyright owner's permission.