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?

2 comments:

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? :)