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TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
            Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work
pre-1831    for only 14 years.
TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
            Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work
pre-1831    for only 14 years.


            Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to
  1909      28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years).
TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
            Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work
pre-1831    for only 14 years.


            Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to
  1909      28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years).



            Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus
  1976      50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property."
TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
            Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work
pre-1831    for only 14 years.


            Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to
  1909      28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years).



            Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus
  1976      50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property."


            Mary Bono persuaded Congress to lengthen U.S. copyright to 70 years past the

  1998      death of the author — matching European laws. The bill had been heavily lobbied
            by Disney, eager to protect Mickey Mouse and other foundations of its corporate
            life. (Disney died in 1966).
TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
            Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work
pre-1831    for only 14 years.


            Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to
  1909      28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years).



            Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus
  1976      50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property."


            Mary Bono persuaded Congress to lengthen U.S. copyright to 70 years past the

  1998      death of the author — matching European laws. The bill had been heavily lobbied
            by Disney, eager to protect Mickey Mouse and other foundations of its corporate
            life. (Disney died in 1966).

            Life of author + 70 years. If work is of corporate authorship, the shorter
 Current    of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation.
“Due to the expansion of information industries, and
the increased use of digital mediums that share
information, the United States government has
[begun] aggressively promoting the strengthening of
legal protection for so-called intellectual properties
worldwide.” - Hideakie
TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
            Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work
pre-1831    for only 14 years.


            Congress had provided a 28-year term renewable for an additional 14 years. And

  1909      in 1909 (thanks partly to lobbying by author Mark Twain), it expanded the
            extension to 28 years, for a total of 56 years.


            Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus
  1976      50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property."


            Mary Bono persuaded Congress to lengthen U.S. copyright to 70 years past the

  1998      death of the author — matching European laws. The bill had been heavily lobbied
            by Disney, eager to protect Mickey Mouse and other foundations of its corporate
            life. (Disney died in 1966).

            Life of author + 70 years. If work is of corporate authorship, the shorter
 Current    of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation.
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  • 2. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States
  • 3. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work pre-1831 for only 14 years.
  • 4. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work pre-1831 for only 14 years. Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to 1909 28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years).
  • 5. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work pre-1831 for only 14 years. Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to 1909 28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years). Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus 1976 50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property."
  • 6. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work pre-1831 for only 14 years. Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to 1909 28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years). Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus 1976 50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property." Mary Bono persuaded Congress to lengthen U.S. copyright to 70 years past the 1998 death of the author — matching European laws. The bill had been heavily lobbied by Disney, eager to protect Mickey Mouse and other foundations of its corporate life. (Disney died in 1966).
  • 7. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work pre-1831 for only 14 years. Thanks to lobbying from Mark Twain, Congress extends term protection limits to 1909 28 years with an option to renew the term for another 28 (for a total of 56 years). Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus 1976 50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property." Mary Bono persuaded Congress to lengthen U.S. copyright to 70 years past the 1998 death of the author — matching European laws. The bill had been heavily lobbied by Disney, eager to protect Mickey Mouse and other foundations of its corporate life. (Disney died in 1966). Life of author + 70 years. If work is of corporate authorship, the shorter Current of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation.
  • 8. “Due to the expansion of information industries, and the increased use of digital mediums that share information, the United States government has [begun] aggressively promoting the strengthening of legal protection for so-called intellectual properties worldwide.” - Hideakie
  • 9. TIMELINE: Copyright Duration in the United States Originally, under British law, American Colonial authors could protect their work pre-1831 for only 14 years. Congress had provided a 28-year term renewable for an additional 14 years. And 1909 in 1909 (thanks partly to lobbying by author Mark Twain), it expanded the extension to 28 years, for a total of 56 years. Then, in 1976, Congress greatly expanded the term to the life of the author plus 1976 50 years, thus making creative work a far more formidable "property." Mary Bono persuaded Congress to lengthen U.S. copyright to 70 years past the 1998 death of the author — matching European laws. The bill had been heavily lobbied by Disney, eager to protect Mickey Mouse and other foundations of its corporate life. (Disney died in 1966). Life of author + 70 years. If work is of corporate authorship, the shorter Current of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation.
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