Japan to extend copyright period on works including novels and paintings to 70 years

(10 December 2018) The copyright period on works such as novels and paintings in Japan is set to be extended to 70 years after the authors’ deaths, from the current 50 years, effective 30 December when a revised copyright law goes into force.

The copyright law was revised as part of legislation to approve the 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, known as TPP-11.

The Japan Times has the news.