Works whose Term during which a work or an intangible performance are protected. The term of protection in Switzerland is 70 years after the death of an author, resp. the last co-author, resp. the director in the case of audiovisual works. It is 50 years for performing artists.... has expired and which can thus be used without being subject to payment of a remuneration fall into the so-called category of “public domain” (common property).