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EU Copyright Durations

April 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Below, you will find a chart of the 27 countries of the EU and their respective copyright terms.

EU Countries & Copyright Overview

Flag
Country
Term of Copyright Protection
Austria 70 years after death
Belgian flag Belgium 70 years after death
Bulgarian flag Bulgaria 70 years after death
Cyprus flag Cyprus 50 years after death(EU, WCT)
Czech Republic flag Czech Republic 70 years after death(70 years after publication for
anonymous works)
Danish flag Denmark 70 years after death
Estonian flag Estonia 50 years after death (EU)
Finnish flag Finland 70 years after death
French flag France 70 years after death + 14 years and 272 days for the two World Wars[+ 30 years if the author died on active service]
German flag Germany 70 years after death
Greek flag Greece 70 years after death
Hungarian flag Hungary 70 years after death
Irish flag Ireland 70 years after death
Italian flag Italy 70 years after death[50 years after death]
Latvian flag Latvia 70 years after death[50 years after death]
Lithuanian flag Lithuania 70 years after death[50 years after death]
Luxembourg flag Luxembourg 70 years after death[50 years after death]
Maltese flag Malta 70 years after death
Dutch flag Netherlands 70 years after death
Polish flag Poland 50 years after death (EU)
Portuguese flag Portugal 70 years after death
Romanian flag Romania 70 years after death
Slovakian flag Slovakia 70 years after death
Slovenian flagSlovenian flag Slovenia 70 years after death
Spanish flag Spain 70 years after death[80 years after death(1879 - 1987)60 years after death(1987 - 1994)]
Swedish flag Sweden 70 years after death
British flag United Kingdom 70 years after death

Tags: EU Countries & Overviews

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 US Copyright - Another Tax | EU Copyright // Apr 21, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    [...] (nobody does) can enjoy a 3 month effective copyright term in the USA. Compare this to the various time-frames in the EU – where creators of intellectual property enjoy copyright protection which lasts a guaranteed [...]

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