Renewal of Copyright Law and Legal Definition

Renewal of copyright is an extension under the Copyright Law of the period of a copyright as provided by the statute. At the expiration of the original term of copyright in a work, the copyright endures for a renewed and extended further term of 67 years. An application to register a claim to the renewed and extended term of copyright in a work may be made to the Copyright Office within one year before the expiration of the original term of copyright by any person entitled. However, such an application is not a condition of the renewal and extension of the copyright in a work for a further term of 67 years. [17 USCS § 304].