Term of U.S. copyright
jyoung at lexinformatica.org
Thu Sep 26 22:19:47 EDT 2002
>The number 95 is 70 (Natural persona) + 25. Where did that number come
Title 17, Ch. 3, § 302 of the U.S. Code
> Since only natural persons can create, what logic is there at all to the
>idea that unnatural persons would receive a longer term of copyright?
It's actually not longer. It's 95 years from date of publication or
120 from date of creation, whichever is shorter. The term for natural
persons is life + 75. So unless you create write a book and die
before you're 20, the life + 75 will be a longer term than that
granted to works for hire, anonymous works, etc.
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