Copyright Guidelines




These are general guidelines to look for when using written or photographic sources to create pages here on the Jefferson County Wiki. Please also refer to the Mission Statement for further guidelines for editing and creating pages.

DATE OF WORK
PROTECTED FROM
TERM
Created 1-1-78 or after
When work is fixed in tangible medium of expression
Life + 70 years1(or if work of corporate authorship, the shorter of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation2
Published before 1923
In public domain
None
Published from 1923 - 63
When published with notice3
28 years + could be renewed for 47 years, now extended by 20 years for a total renewal of 67 years. If not so renewed, now in public domain
Published from 1964 - 77
When published with notice
28 years for first term; now automatic extension of 67 years for second term
Created before 1-1-78 but not published
1-1-78, the effective date of the 1976 Act which eliminated common law copyright
Life + 70 years or 12-31-2002, whichever is greater
Created before
1-1-78 but published between then and 12-31-2002
1-1-78, the effective date of the 1976 Act which eliminated common law copyright
Life + 70 years or 12-31-2047 whichever is greater


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