> His early stuff is definatly out of copyright (Gymnopedies and
According to this article:
in the UK it's author's death plus seventy years, so if the 1925 date
is correct then everything he wrote went into the public domain in
1995. Apparently it used to be death plus fifty, but it was extended
by the EU to harmonise with German law.
So that means if I release a piece of music today and I live to be
100, it will enter the public domain in the year 2142. I expect I'll
have milked every last eurocent from the composition by then...