Vintage Software Copyright

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Fri Aug 21 12:03:30 CDT 2015

> On Aug 21, 2015, at 12:58 PM, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:
> So what is the lifetime of a software copyright ?

The same as any other copyright.  It depends on the country, but in general the answer is "very long".  In the USA, recently copyrights have been extended repeatedly, in what has been referred to as the "Mickey Mouse Protection Act".  (It's called that because it was crafted to ensure that no Disney movie copyright will expire.)


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