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What is the duration of copyright in Chile and MERCOSUR?

What is the duration of copyright in Chile and MERCOSUR?

In Argentina, intellectual property of works belongs to the creators for their entire life and to their beneficiaries or assigns for 70 years calculated from January 1st of the year after the creator’s decease.

In Brazil, creator’s economic rights shall be protected for 70 years calculated from January 1st of the year after the creator’s decease, subject to the order of succession under civil law.

In Chile, copyright protection is guaranteed for the entire creator’s life and lasts 70 more years after his/her decease.

In Paraguay, economic rights last for the entire creator’s life and 70 years after his/her decease.

In Uruguay, the creator is holder of the copyright for his whole life and his beneficiaries or assigns are holders of the copyright for 50 years after the creator’s decease.

In Venezuela, copyright lasts for the whole creator’s life and expires after 60 years calculated from January 1st of the year after his/her decease, even concerning works not disclosed during his/her life.

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