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Re: [dvd-discuss] Specific ironies of the CTEA

On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at 11:18 PM, D. C. Sessions wrote:

On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 08:54, John Zulauf wrote:
(please feel free to add to this list)

What is the copyright duration of a work published by a
pseudonymous author, after the publisher and agent who
fronted for the author have gone out of business?

95 years from publication.
The Copyright Office's "Circular 1" is so very useful. It's almost a FAQ for copyright law...

Works Originally Created on or after January 1, 1978

A work that is created (fixed in tangible form for the first time) on or after January 1, 1978, is automatically protected from the moment of its creation and is ordinarily given a term enduring for the author's life plus an additional 70 years after the author's death. In the case of "a joint work prepared by two or more authors who did not work for hire," the term lasts for 70 years after the last surviving author's death. For works made for hire, and for anonymous and pseudonymous works (unless the author's identity is revealed in Copyright Office records), the duration of copyright will be 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.