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Published Works Enter the Public Domain in the United States for First Time in Twenty Years

Posted by: Anandashankar Mazumdar

New Year’s Day 2019 was a landmark for American copyright law. For the first time in twenty years, published works of expression—including books, music, and films—started moving out of copyright protection and into the public domain. U.S. copyright law gives creators several exclusive rights over their creative and original works. These include, for example, the …