Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
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copyrights generally last for the life of the author + 70years. Being out of print does not affect the copyright. Usually if the author is deceased the copyright would pass to their estate or family members, so you will have to do a bit of research and contact their estate/family to see who exactly has the copyright and go from there. you could also contact the previous publisher to see if they know who currently owns the copyright.