Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2012-11-07. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Cases of joint authorship
  •  (1) In the case of a work of joint authorship, except as provided in section 6.2, copyright shall subsist during the life of the author who dies last, for the remainder of the calendar year of that author’s death, and for a period of fifty years following the end of that calendar year, and references in this Act to the period after the expiration of any specified number of years from the end of the calendar year of the death of the author shall be construed as references to the period after the expiration of the like number of years from the end of the calendar year of the death of the author who dies last.

  • Marginal note:Nationals of other countries

    (2) Authors who are nationals of any country, other than a country that is a party to the North American Free Trade Agreement, that grants a term of protection shorter than that mentioned in subsection (1) are not entitled to claim a longer term of protection in Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 9;
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 60.