My father-in-law was an employee in a newspaper. He used to write editorial articles to the newspaper. He is retired now and he wants to compile and publish all his articles as a book. Can the owner of the newspaper object/prevent my father in law from publishing the book?
The term of copyright is usually 60 years and the author is the first owner of the copyright. If your father-in-law was an employee of the Newspaper and he wrote those articles during his employment in the Newspaper, the owner of the newspaper is the owner of the copyright unless there is an agreement to the contrary between the owner and your father-in-law.
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