Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-11-07. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Anonymous and pseudonymous works

 Except as provided in section 6.2, where the identity of the author of a work is unknown, copyright in the work shall subsist for whichever of the following terms ends earlier:

  • (a) a term consisting of the remainder of the calendar year of the first publication of the work and a period of fifty years following the end of that calendar year, and

  • (b) a term consisting of the remainder of the calendar year of the making of the work and a period of seventy-five years following the end of that calendar year,

but where, during that term, the author’s identity becomes commonly known, the term provided in section 6 applies.

  • 1993, c. 44, s. 58.