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This 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 Scott Joplin Born: Nov. 24, 1868 Died: April 1, 1917 and Scott Hayden Born: March 31, 1882 Died: September 16, 1915 , and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31st of that year.