Reducing the duration of copyright in unpublished (“2039”) works

(Dec 2014)

At the moment the duration of copyright in certain unpublished works is to the end of 2039, regardless of how old the work is.  No other country in Europe has such restrictive provisions.

LACA strongly supports implementing the provisions outlined in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to reduce the term in certain unpublished text based works, engravings and anonymous artistic works (except photographs) from the end of 2039 to lifetime plus 70 years.