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Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

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Act current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Where copyright belongs to Her Majesty

 Without prejudice to any rights or privileges of the Crown, where any work is, or has been, prepared or published by or under the direction or control of Her Majesty or any government department, the copyright in the work shall, subject to any agreement with the author, belong to Her Majesty and in that case shall continue for the remainder of the calendar year of the first publication of the work and for a period of fifty years following the end of that calendar year.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 12
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 60
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