Copyrights 101: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

Copyrights 101: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

Last time we talked about how to get a copyright and when it takes effect. There are many things we use in our daily lives and you may wonder who owns the copyright.

Copyrights Owned by Individuals & Corporations

Any copyrights that are owned by individuals are always part of their estate. For work that was created after we became participants in the Berne Convention, the copyright lasts seventy years after the death of the last author. So, if you and your grandkids decide to write a song together, that copyright is going to last until you or your grandchild passes away. If you have a young grandchild, that could be pretty long.

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