Copyright House Directory

We have opened the Copyright House Directory. The directory shows a list of registered works with Copyright House, including the title of registered works, author, registration id of the work, date and time stamp, security code and other information submitted during copyright registration.

You are a creative, artistic person. You probably have friends and contacts of a similar artistic nature. Why not do them a favour and tell them about Copyright House? You can do that very easily on our Friends page. We make it easy for you to send an email about us, or to post onto social networking sites with just a single click.

Do you have a website of your own? You can put a link to Copyright House on your site by going to our Link to us page. Simply copy and paste the code.

Duration Of Copyright Protection

As a general rule, copyright protection lasts for the creator's lifetime and for a further 70 years after the creator's death. There are, however, exceptions to this rule.

The main categories that copyright protected works fall into are:
Literary, Dramatic, Musical and Artistic. (For more information about these categories go to our 'What is Copyright' page.)

The duration of copyright protection for all works in these categories is the creator's lifetime plus 70 years. The 70 years commence from the end of the year in which the death occurred. In the case of a film the 70 years start from the death of the last remaining director, author of screenplay and dialogue, or composer of any original music for the film score.

When a work has joint ownership of copyright, the 70 years protection begins at the end of the year when the last surviving collaborator dies.