Term of a Copyright

The term of a copyright is the author’s life plus an additional 70 years after the author’s death.

For a joint work by 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 term of the copyright is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.