On 2/4/06, Michael Snow <wikipedia(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
Less than that, or slightly more depending on how you
look at it. It was
originally 14 years from the time of publication, with a one-time right
of renewal for an additional 14.
I always think it's a shame the renewal requirement was dropped in
copyright law. It ensured that stuff that nobody cared about enough
anymore fell into the public domain quicker. I guess it did make
things a lot more complicated, though.