About copyright. I don't own the stuff I'm posting here, and none of it is out of copyright. . . . In the original copyright law of 1709 in Great Britain, works remained protected for a maximum of 28 years. I think this struck a good balance between the rights of creators to enjoy the fruits of their endeavours, and the benefits to society of allowing people to use information freely. In the Twentieth Century, the duration of copyright was continually extended. It now stands at the life of the asee more