Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA)

Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA)

Definition

A 1998 law that extended copyright terms. Life of the author plus 50 years was extended to life of the author plus 70 years. For works published before January 1, 1978, the term was extended by 20 years to a total of 95 years from their publication date. Authors of works published before January 1, 1978, were also afforded an additional opportunity to terminate licenses.

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