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How long does copyright last?

April 24, 2011

Tags: copyright, public domain. copyright search

Someone asked, via the Association of Personal Historians listserv, if she could reprint a biography of her long-dead relative first published (probably self-published) in 1960. Among other things, the underlying question is, How long does copyright protection last? One person suggested "life plus fifty years," which used to be true but no longer is (more…)