41681Re: Question to Authors
- Nov 4, 2003--- In email@example.com, "tangotiger" <tmasc@y...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr John Serrati<john.serrati@q...>
> > It lasts for 75 years, without exception.
> The exception is that this applies only to USA/Canada, right?
> Isn't there some issue with the EU where just about every country
> its own rules on copyrights, along with the duration? And insingle
> drafting their constitution, all of the countries will adopt a
> EU definition of copyright and duration? It's an interesting storycan
> from what I remember. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I
> enlighten the group?I thought that this article on this issue to be rather interesting
> Thanks, Tom
I'll also quote a specific portion:
"France uniquely extends the EU period with provision for the annees
de guerre: extra time for the First World War (considered to have
lasted from 1914 to 1919) and the Second World War (1939 to 1948).
The Matisse estate, for example, is protected for the artist's life +
the EU 70 years + five years for WW I + nine years for WW II. The
extension was reaffirmed by French courts in two decisions during
November 2001 and is likely to be challenged by the European
Commission. France also adds a further thirty years for an author
who "died for France"."
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