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Copyright Guide for Faculty and Staff

International Information

Copyright protection in Canada lasts for the life of the creator plus fifty (50) years. Copyright extends to other countries by virtue of treaties such as the Berne Convention and Universal Copyright Convention and the term in other countries depends on the national law.

The treatment of intellectual property in many countries is governed by the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), administered by the World Trade Organization.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) works on the development of international standards for copyright and related rights.


Please note: This guide does not provide legal advice. It is intented to give guidance about acceptable use of copyright protected materials.