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When is copyright is expired in Graphic Design?


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The time may vary in different countries, however, it’s definitely long (and for the purposes you’re probably asking, it might as well be never).

Basically, unless the work is placed in public domain, or is under the terms of Creative Commons (but you have to look up for each and one of them whether it’s allowed to use it and modify it for commercial purposes and without attribution), the copyright expires 95 years after the first publication, or 120 years after creation.

The short-short version: unless it’s in public domain or created about 100 years ago, or unless you bought the license to use it (if it can be bought at all), you can’t use it and you can’t sell it to your clients.

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