Copyright protection begins with creation of the work. The protection expires 70 years after the author’s death. Where more than one person created a work, the 70-year period runs from the death of the longest living co-author. If the work may be divided in separate contributions, the protection independently expires after the death of the particular author. For motion pictures and other audio-visual works, the protection expires 70 years after the death of the main director, writer of the story or screenplay, or the composer of the film’s score, whichever is longer. For musical compositions with lyrics, the protection expires 70 years after the later of the death of the writer of the lyrics or the composer of the music. If the author is unknown, the protection expires 70 years after its first publication.