How long does a copyright last?

There are a lot of complicated parts to copyright law; determining how long a copyright lasts is not one of them. It doesn't matter if you create computer code, abstract sculpture or technical writing: the terms of copyrights are all the same. With three simple facts, you will be able to know how long a copyright will last.

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Joe Runge, Esq.

by Joe Runge, Esq.

Joe Runge graduated from the University of Iowa with a Juris doctorate and a master of science in molecular evolution...

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Updated on: March 17, 2023 · 3 min read


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