I wanted to watch the movie "The Warriors" made in 1979 but I couldn't bring myself to pay for it and already have my internet monitored for streaming copyrighted content. So I went to see if it still even has a copyright on it
(on account of how old it is).
So I was reading up on my copyright laws. Then I came upon this little tid-bit of information.
"Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections, endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author's death."
Which means anything published by an author then copyrighted on or after January 1, 1978 will not be public domain until 70 *******
years after the author who copyrighted it dies.....
So best case scenario, an author publishes a book on January 1, 1978 then dies that same day. That book would not be public domain until 2048
..... But that's not all!!!
"Anonymous Works, Pseudonymous Works, and Works Made for Hire. — In the case of an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, the copyright endures for a term of 95 years
from the year of its first publication, or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation,
whichever expires first."
Works made for hire. If I understand this correctly, almost every *******
movie ever. 95 *******
years!!!! Or 120 years from the date of its creation..... That bumps the number for best case scenario to 2073
and worst best case scenario to 2098
..... But I'm not done!
The movie i want to watch is from 1979 not 1978 sooooooo 2099!!!
**** that **** , I'm heading to pirate bay.