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The duration of the protection depends on the type of copyright.

 

In case of ‘literary work’ Copyright lasts for the life span of the author and for sixty years after the author’s death.

 

The same principle applies to joint authorship (two or more), with the copyright lasting for the life span of the longest surviving author and sixty years after the longest surviving authors death.

 

In the case of anonymous and psydonoumous work the copyright will subsist for sixty years from the date of publication.

 

Copyright in photographs will subsists for sixty years from the next calendar year of publication.

 

Copyright for cinematographic films will be sixty years from the next calendar year of publication.

 

Copyright for sound recording will be sixty years from the next calendar year of publication

 


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