Monday, April 12, 2010

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric ChopinThe only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin March 1, 1810 – October 17, 1849 by Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814–1876).

Chopin was born in the village of Żelazowa Wola, in the Duchy of Warsaw, to a French-expatriate father and Polish mother. He was considered a child-prodigy.

This Image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1923 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923, in this case 1849, are now in the public domain.
This MP3 (or other media file) is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) in this case Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814–1876) and that most commonly runs for a period of 70 years from December 31st of that year.

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