Copyright Photo 60 Years Ago Does Not Make Sense?

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gordiescotland1 | 20:29 Tue 07th Dec 2021 | Law
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My parents diamond wedding anniversary coming up next week as a surprise I conspired with my dad to take mums favourite photo out of her album and take it to a photo shop to get enlarged and put into a frame and put the original photo back into the album that was the plan. However the photo shop the only one in the place I live said they can't do it because of copyright law. The original photo is 60 years old the original photographer is dead the business no longer exists. A friend of mine thinks he couldn't be bothered doing this and used this as an excuse?


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copyright in the Uk is 70 years from the end of the calendar year of their death although the length of the copyright period will depend on when the image was created.. Sounds churlish when it comes to a family shot......

"Photographs taken between 1 June 1957 and 31 July 1989

The length of copyright protection for photographs created in this period depends on whether or not they had been published as at 1 August 1989.


Where the photographer died more than 20 years before publication, copyright will expire 50
years after first publication. In all other cases, copyright will expire 70 years after the death
of the photographer."

Why don't you do it yourself? Scan it with a scanner and adjust it on your computer. Then print it out on photo paper.
I have experiences like that....
Do you know anyone with Photoshop or something like it? If I had the original, I could scan it and print it any size to look better than the original in a couple of minutes at negligible cost.
as Khandro says, anyone with Photoshop on their computer should be able to do it in no time. I've "improved" photos for many people

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