Type of work
Written, dramatic, musical and artistic work
How long copyright usually lasts
70 years after the author’s death
There's a bunch of translations of George Orwell's books, and I'm wondering how this change affects these translations.
Question: George Orwell died over 70 years ago: how does this affect the copyright of translations of his works?
In particular, I mulling over the idea of turning a Chinese translation of 1984 into an annotated version one could use for learning to read Chinese. I don't intend to make a profit from this, perhaps post it on a website simply to help people.