My first cousin once removed wrote a non-fiction book in 1967, copyrighted it and had 2,000 copies printed. He died in December 2002.
He left a will, though I'm not sure whether or not the copyright was specifically mentioned in the will.
The heirs believe they cannot have it reprinted until after 75 years have passed.
I believe that, if the copyright was mentioned in the will, then whomever he left the copyright to may have the book reprinted at any time, if they so desire.
And, further, I believe that, if the copyright is not mentioned in the will, the surviving heirs share equally in the ownership of the copyright, and can have the book reprinted at any time, as long as they all agree to the reprinting.
Who is correct? And, if neither of us is correct, what is correct?