Copyrights - General Information

  • Validity of the copyright protection period before expiry: for the author's life.
  • Validity of the copyright protection period after the death of the author(s): 70 years.

The rights enjoyed by the owner of Copyright are limited. The author of a work does not own his Copyright indefinitely. The author of a literary, artistic or musical work enjoys copyright throughout his lifetime and for 70 years after his death. In the case of films, sound recordings, performances etc., the owner enjoys Copyright for 50 years from the time the work was first published. The work goes to the public domain when the term of protection expires and third parties are allowed free use.