Copyrights - General Information

    Economic rights last for the life of the author plus 50 years after the author's death with some exceptions:

    1. Where a work is first publicly released between the 40th and 50th years after the author's death, the economic rights last for a term of 10 years beginning from the time of the first public release.
    2. Economic rights in a joint work last for 50 years after the death of the last surviving author.
    3. Economic rights in a work written under a pseudonym or an anonymous work last for 50 years from the time of public release; provided, it can be proven that the author has been deceased for over 50 years.
    4. Economic rights in works authored by a legally registered entity (rather than an individual) endure for 50 years after the public release of the work; if the work is not published for 50 years after creation the opportunity for it to be protected under copyright will be lost.
    5. Economic rights for photographic works, audiovisual works, sound recordings, and performances endure for 50 years after the public release of the work.