Copyright duration simplified. Sort of.

Copyright duration in the US depends on a number of things, such as whether the work is published or not (and, if so, when it was published) ... and whether it was first published in the US or abroad. It can be kind of confusing, to say the least. This copyright duration diagram is my attempt to make things clearer for myself — and, I hope, for you.

Note: Mouse over the diagram text for additional information.