Information songwriters should know about copyrights

Works Published Before 1923

Maximum Copyright Protection of 75 years has Expired Works are in the Public Domain

Works Published 1923 thru 1978

Maximum Copyright Protection of 95 Years from Year Published 1923 and Later Works Begin Entry to Public Domain on 1/1/2019

Works Published After 1978

Life of the Longest Surviving Author plus 70 years Earliest Possible PD date is 1/1/2049
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