What is copyright in Canada?

Did you know that copyright protection generally lasts for the lifetime of the author of the work, plus 50 years after their death?

That is the reason why you often hear classical music in elevators. Their authors have passed away more than 50 years ago, and therefore the rights are now in the public domain.

You want to know more about copyright in Canada, the types of works that copyright can protect, and the duration of the protection? Watch our new video on copyright.

Learn more at Canada.ca/copyright.

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