The length of copyright in the UK can depend on a number of different factors. These include:
The table below provides some general guidelines.
In general, for the life of the author/creator plus 70 years from the year in which they died.
If author/creator unknown: 70 years from the year in which the work was created or made available e.g. performed, exhibited, published.
70 years from the year when the recording was published.
70 years from the year of the death of the last surviving contributor of the following:
The duration of copyright in unpublished works is more complex and dependent on a number of factors.
See Unpublished Materials for more information.
Where there are multiple authors copyright duration is normally calculated from the last surviving author.
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