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Copyright and Fair Dealing

When original works are created, they are automatically protected under Canadian copyright law
 
Authors/creators may register their works with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office to prove that they are the owners of the works should court cases ever arise
 
Generally, copyright “lasts for the life of the creator, the remainder of the calendar year in which the creator dies, and for 50 years following the end of the calendar year” (CIPO, 2011)
 
Note: This will likely change to a longer period once the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is passed.

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