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Under the 1998 revision of United States copyright law, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection will endure for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. In the case of a joint work, the term lasts for 70 years after the last surviving author’s death. For anonymous and pseudonymous works and works made for hire, the term will be 95 years from the year of first publication or 120 years from the year of creation, whichever expires first. This author feels that the Berne Convention, to which the United States is a party as of 1988, provides sufficient protection, and that extensions beyond the provisions of Berne are inimical to the development of the public domain; therefore, copyright beyond the Berne provision of fifty years after the death of the author, as provided in the 1998 revision or any subsequent revision of US copyright law, is herewith specifically repudiated. This action applies only to those items described in the first sentence of the previous paragraph.

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Date updated: 24 December 2016