The Internationale/Authors and works

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The following table indexes various authors of The Internationale and which types of works they have made, with their copyright status noted regarding performing and respecting copyright. The index of source texts may be obtained from Multilingual Wikisource.

Unless otherwise noted below, the copyright terms are until year end.

Author Born Died Work Year Copyright status
Pottier, Eugène 1816 1887 French lyrics (original) 1871 Public domain for death before more than 100 years, USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
De Geyter, Pierre 1848 1932 Melody 1888 Copyrighted in source country (France) through October 2017, public domain where copyright is lifetime plus up to 80 years, USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
De Geyter, Adolphe 1916 Melody (authorship disproved) Inapplicable Inapplicable once authorship was judicially disproved in France
Kerr, Charles Hope 1860 1944 English lyrics (USA version) 1900 Public domain where copyright is lifetime plus up to 60 years, USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Kots, Arkady Yakovlevich 1872 1943 Russian lyrics 1902 Public domain where copyright is lifetime plus up to 60 years, USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Qu Qiubai 1899 1935 Chinese lyrics 1923 Public domain where copyright is lifetime plus up to 75 years, USA public domain due to public domain in 1996 in source country (China)
National Revolutionary Army Chinese lyrics 1926 Public domain where organizational copyright is publication plus up to 80 years, USA public domain due to public domain in 1996 in source country (China)
Xiao San 1896 1983 Chinese lyrics 1923 Copyrighted in source country (China) through 2033 (life + 50 years)
Shen Baoji 1908 2002 Chinese lyrics 1957 Copyrighted in source country (China) through 2052 (life + 50 years)
Bragg, Billy 1957 Living English lyrics (modern British version) 1990 Copyrighted in source country (United Kingdom) and elsewhere with copyright permission not compatible with GFDL
Menander, Henrik 1853 1917 Swedish lyrics 1902 Public domain where copyright is lifetime plus up to 80 years, USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Macek, Antonín 1872 1923 Czech lyrics with Skalák 1903 Copyrighted in source country (Czech Republic) through 2038 (life + 70 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Skalák, Josef 1874 1968 Czech lyrics with Macek 1903 Copyrighted in source country (Czech Republic) through 2038 (life + 70 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Kringen, Olav 1867 1951 Norwegian lyrics 1904 Copyrighted in source country (Norway) through 2021 (life + 70 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Kuusinen, Otto Wille 1881 1964 Finnish lyrics with Sirola and Wuolijoki 1905 Copyrighted in source country (Finland) through 2034 (life + 70 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Sirola, Yrjö Elias 1876 1936 Finnish lyrics with Kuusinen and Wuolijoki 1905 Copyrighted in source country (Finland) through 2034 (life + 70 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Wuolijoki, Sulo 1881 1957 Finnish lyrics with Kuusinen and Sirola 1905 Copyrighted in source country (Finland) through 2034 (life + 70 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Luckhardt, Emil 1880 1914 German lyrics 1910 Public domain where copyright is lifetime plus up to 80 years, USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Komaki, Ōmi 1894 1978 Japanese lyrics 1922 Copyrighted in source country (Japan) through 2028 (life + 50 years), USA public domain due to pre-1923 publication
Thous Llorens, Maximilià 1900 1957 Catalan lyrics 1922
Laursen, Hans Danish lyrics 1911
Petersen, Carl Heinrich 1915 1988 Danish lyric (5th verse)
Varnalis, Kostas 1884 1974 Greek lyric