Copyright in US, Australia, EU and UK
1. If the work was published during the author's lifetime then copyright expires 70 years after the death of the author.
2. Once a work is published it becomes public domain after 95 years.
Eg Frank Schoonover American illustrator (Died 1972)
copyright to 2042 but his illustrations for (white fang 1906) are public domain.
Copyright in Canada, and New Zealand
If the work was published during the author's lifetime then copyright expires 50 years after the death of the author.
(likely to change to 70 soon)
eg. August 13, 2016
H.G. Wells Born: September 21, 1866, Bromley, United Kingdom Died: August 13, 1946 was a prolific British writer who was born
in the Edwardian era and died in the the Nuclear Age. His most notable works include The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds
and The Time Machine. Now, seventy years after his death, these famous books have entered the public domain. This means that
copyright law no longer applies and that his works are free for anyone and everyone to access, use and enjoy.