Duration of Protection
The duration of copyright protection depends on the type of work produced.
|Type of work||How long copyright usually lasts|
|Written, dramatic, musical and artistic work||70 years after the author’s death|
|Sound and music recording||70 years from when it’s first published|
|Films||70 years after the death of the director, screenplay author and composer|
|Broadcasts||50 years from when it’s first broadcast|
|Layout of published editions of written, dramatic or musical works||25 years from when it’s first published|