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What Happens to Your Copyrights After You Die? by Anjelica Davis

It’s not exactly fun to think about, but death is something that everyone will have to face eventually. And when creators spend their lives putting their blood, sweat, and tears into their passion, it makes sense that they’d want to protect their copyright post-mortem. Although it’s a popular misconception, copyrighted works do not become public domain once the owner has died (just ask Micha...

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What Happens to Your Copyrights After You Die?

who we are

The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individual creators and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators.

copyright by the numbers

$1.3 trillion

Contributed to US GDP

5.7 million

US Jobs

$107 billion

In Annual Wages