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Akufo-Addo's inaugural speech a plagiarism of former US presidents'?

Comment: AKUFFO ADDO DID NOT PLAGIARISE

Author:
KOFI
Date:
2017-01-07 23:06:39
Comment to:
Akufo-Addo's inaugural speech a plagiarism of form


Let me first correct the public that, the original owner of the speech was Wilson Woodrow, American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 192.
In a speech in 1913, Woodrow Wilson said “We are bound by ideals that teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these ideals. Every citizen must uphold them…. I ask you to be citizens. Citizens, not spectators. Citizens, not subjects. Responsible citizens building communities of service and a nation of character.”


*How long does copyright last?*

copyright expires 70 years after the death of the creator for written, artistic, musical and film work. However, for broadcasts it is 50 years from when the broadcast is made whilst for sound recordings and performers’ rights in sound recordings the term has been extended to 70 years from publication.

The time period runs from the end of the calendar year in which the author(s) died or from when the broadcast or sound recording was made. When copyright expires, the work enters the public domain, meaning that it can be used and re-used for free by anyone without the need to get permission from the copyright owner.

In conclusion, Wilson Woodrow, the original owner of the quote died in 1924.....that's 92years today after his death which exceeds the 70 yrs limit of his copyrighted speech.
As a result, his speech is now in the public domain, and it can freely be used by anyone.

Thank you.

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01-07 19:46
Threewisemen
01-08 05:47
 
 
 
AKUFFO ADDO DID NOT PLAGIARISE
KOFI
01-07 23:06