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Recapturing Copyrights

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This is a big year for copyright in the United States. For the first time in 20 years, on Jan. 1, 2019, works first published in the United States in the early 20th century fell into the public domain—making them free to copy or use to create derivative works based on those public domain works.1 At the same time, rights in the United States to certain works created in the early 1960s and early 1980s can now be recaptured by the authors, if those authors are still alive, or if


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