The duration of protection granted for works of Copyright caries depending on the type of work. Literary or musical works or artistic works other than photographs have a life span of which extends through the lifetime of the author and an additional 60 years from the year in which the author dies.
Cinematograph films, photograph and computer programmes are protected for 60 years from the year in which the work is made available to the public.
Sound recordings are protected for 60 years from the end of the year in which the recording is first published.
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