The duration of copyright in Hong Kong depends on the type of copyright work.
For the specific copyright works described below, the duration of copyright is as follows:
|Type of copyright work||When copyright usually expires|
|Literary, dramatic and musical works, including computer programs, databases, the text of a marketing plan or business plan, annual reports, operational manuals, technical specifications, letters and emails etc.||50 years after the death of the author
For computer-generated works, 50 years after the work was made.
|Artistic works including paintings and photographs||50 years after the death of the author|
|Sound recordings||50 years after it is made or (if released) its release|
50 years after the death of the last to die of the following persons:
|Broadcasts and cable programmes||50 years after the broadcast was made or the programme was included in a cable programme service|
|Typographical arrangements of published editions||25 years after its first publication|
|Works made by an officer of the Government in the course of his duties||125 years after it was made (if published commercially within 75 years after it was made) or 50 years after it was first so published|