29 Jan 2021

How long is copyright valid in Canada?

The duration of a copyright spans the author’s life plus 50 years (that is, copyright typically expires 50 years after the author dies). The work then falls into public domain. There are some exceptions, for example: photography, film, sound recordings, communication signals, Crown copyrights, collaborative works or posthumous works.

Who can register a copyright?

Any person can register a copyright with the Copyright Office in Canada. However, the rules and regulations can differ depending o...

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Is the copyright of a Canadian author valid in for...

Yes, as long as the country in question belongs to one or more of the international copyright treaties, conventions or organizatio...

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