Saturday, September 19, 2009

Copyrights of old articles

How long can an article be copyrighted?
I was looking for an article of a journal. It is published in 1971. I cannot access (download) the article from the journal's web site. This makes me think, how long does the journal have the "monopoly" of that article?


Brett said...

Copyright duration varies from country to country. In Indonesia copyright lasts 50 years from the death of the author, so you've some waiting to do.

budi said...

I guess I have to wait for another 20 years? :)