How long copyright lasts

The length of time a copyright work is protected will depend upon the category or type of work.

Literary, musical or artistic work other than photographs
Copyright in the above works lasts for the period of the life of the author plus fifty years.

Audio-visual works and photographs
Fifty years from the end of the year in which the work was either made, first made available to the public, or first published, whichever date is the latest.

Sound recordings
Fifty years after the end of the year in which the recording was made.

Broadcasts
Fifty years after the end of the year in which the broadcast took place.

NB: Once the term of protection of copyright expires, the work falls into the public domain.