Edgewood College Copyright Policy
When Works Pass into the Public Domain
|Works published in:||Copyright starts:||Copyright ends:|
|Created 1-1-78 or after||When work is fixed in tangible medium of expression||Life of author + 70 years (or if work of corporate authorship the shorter of 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation)|
|Published before 1923||In public domain|
|Published from 1923-1963||When published with copyright notice [Copyright © by...]||28 years + could be renewed for 47 years, now extended by 20 years for a total renewal of 67 years. If not so renewed, now in public domain|
|Published from 1964-77||When published with copyright notice [Copyright © by...]||28 years for first term; now automatic extension of 67 years for second term|
|Created before 1-1-78 but published between then and 12-31-2002||1-1-78, the effective date of the 1976 Act||Life of author + 70 years or 12-31-2047, whichever is greater|
|Government Publications||In the public domain when authored by a government employees as part of their job||May be copyrighted when incorporated into other material or published with added features by a vendor.
Work authored with support of government grants is copyrighted.
Adapted from http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm, by Lolly Gasaway / University of North Carolina.