• Copyrights are classified as property rights meaning that ownership is passed or transferred the same as any tangible property (like a chair, a watch, furniture, etc.). Book publishers can but usually don't purchase copyrights from an author except those that grant the right to publish the book (they usually do NOT own all rights to the work). The author usually retains those rights which are frequently inherited after the authors death. Current copyrights expire completely and go into public domain 70 years after the death of the author with no rights to renew or extend those rights.
  • Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations, such as that copyright protects only the original expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves. Typically, the author of a work owns the copyright in the work. However, under the U.S. Copyright Law, for a work made for hire, that is a work prepared by an employee within the scope of employment or a specially ordered or commissioned work, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author. In most of the world, the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years. But, book publishers are creators, acquirers, custodians, and managers, owners and users of intellectual property rights. In such cases you have to find out the legal hire of the owner/author of original copyright
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