According to Wikipedia “the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years” depending where in the world you live. But what exactly happens to the proceeds made from literary works after the author has died?
Here is an interesting situation. The author of Marley & Me, John Grogan, used to write a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Because he wrote the articles for the paper they own the rights to the columns. The Philadelphia Inquirer is now releasing a book about these columns (Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings […]