How long does your legal copyright last (UK)?

 

  • Music and Sound recordings : 70 years from the date it was originally published
  • Written, dramatic, musical and artistic works : 70 years from the death of the author
  • Films : 70 years from the death of the director, screenplay author and composer
  • Broadcasts : 50 years from the date of original broadcast
  • Databases : 15 years from when the database is made or, if the database is published during this time, 15 years from publication
  • Layout of published editions of written, dramatic or musical works : 25 years from the date it was originally published

Source: https://www.gov.uk/copyright

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