95 year Copyright Stranglehold comes to an end

This is pretty cool

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i was sure there was a thread about this already but i can’t find it so i guess not

Think it was mentioned in a new year thread.

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I did try but was stumped as to what to search on and it’s so hard on mobile.

I just figured @marckee would come along and tell us.

So is this stuff public domain worldwide or just in the US?

in the US

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If I understand right, this is US-specific…other countries use the death of the author + 70 years, US uses date of publication + 95 years.

The reason it’s a big deal is that the US extended its term a while ago, as mentioned in the article (under, of all things, the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act).

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No.

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