- Validity of copyright protection period before expiry: for the author's life.
- Validity of copyright protection period after death of author(s): 70 years.
The author enjoys copyright protection from the time of creation of the work; protection ends 70 years after his/her death. Upon expiry of the term of protection, the work is free for general use and can be freely exploited. It is not necessary to obtain the authorisation of the author's successors in title.