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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CopyRIGHT: Canada's Copyright Law What is Copyright? Copyright is a law which dictates how intellectual property can be used and distributed. What is protected by copyright? - literary works- dramatic works - musical works- artistic worksCopyright protects ideas andcreations that can't always bephysically quantified. License There are many different typesof licenses. A licence grantspermission from the owner forsomeone to use copyrightedmaterial. There are many different types of licenses, and you must use the material as specified in the license or it is considered a copyright infringement. Conditions: To be protected under the copyright act a work has to meet the following conditions:- it has to be original- it has to have a fixed form, whether written down or recorded, it needs to have a permanent physical presence to be protected.- to be protected under the Canadian Copyright Act, the author needs to be a Canadian Citizen, or from a country that is part of the Berne Convention or the Universal Copyright Convention Creative Commons How long does copyright last? Copyright generally lasts 50 years after the death of the author. There are exceptions to this rule. In some cases, the owner of the copyright is not necessarily the author. Creative commons is a category of license that allows flexibility from the all rights reserved terms of copyright. This includes - Attribution, where the author of the work is credited- NonCommercial, where the work cannot be distributed for profit- NoDerivatives, meaning the work cannot be changed- ShareAlike, which means that the same licenseis applied to any adaptations of the original work Want to know more? Check out Canada's Copyright Act Online at learn about Creative Commons at ©
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