Rights in time

A little reminder about legal ownerships and public domain:

For music, rights become public domain:
– 75 years after creators death.
– 50 years after interpreter death.

For books, a text becomes public domain
– 70 years after writters death.
– 70 years after the book/text is published.

But in 1998, the legal term have been prolongated by the american Supreme Court, to 95 years, after heavy lobbying from Walt Disney Company. Mickey Mouse is protected untill 2023.

To be continued.

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