Thursday, 3 January 2013

Creators coming out of copyright

For the past two years I've been commissioned by leading international copyright weblog The 1709 Blog to pen some portraits of composers, artists, authors, sculptors and other creators whose works fell out of copyright at the end of the 70th year from the year of their deaths in what are sometimes called "Life Plus Seventy" countries.

Died in 1942, out of copyright in 2013

Died in 1941, out of copyright in 2012
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a United Nations Agency which has a special responsibility for the oversight of international treaties and policy developments involving copyright.  I have written two pieces, both entitled "Welcome to the Public Domain", for the WIPO Magazine which were published respectively in February 2008 (here) and February 2009 (here).

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