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Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 2:39 PM ET) -- The 1976 Copyright Act was such a significant change in the law that many outside of the copyright industry may not have noticed that Section 203 of the act gives authors (i.e., the creator of a copyrighted work) the right to terminate their grants of copyrights after 35 years from the date of publication (or 40 years from the date of grant, if earlier), starting with grants in 1978.

To exercise that right, the author (or heirs, if the author is deceased) must give a least...
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