Mudcat Café message #563220 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33564   Message #563220
Posted By: GUEST,Genie
02-Oct-01 - 03:58 AM
Thread Name: Copyrights on 'older' songs...?
Subject: RE: Copyrights on 'older' songs...?
Why is it that patents expire in about 20 years but copyrights can continue for 120 years, even if the author has been dead for over 50 years?
Seems to me this unnecessarily deprives our county of its collective heritage.

Genie