Template:PD-Canada

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This work is in the public domain in Canada because it originates from Canada and its term of copyright has expired.

According to Canadian copyright law, all private copyrights expire fifty years after the year marking the death of the author. Government works are held under Crown copyright which expires fifty years after publication.

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This template categorises Author namespace pages into Category:Author-PD Canada and all other pages into Category:PD Canada.

Usage[edit]

Parameters[edit]

This template has an optional parameter.

  • 1: The year the author died (for private works). Should be more than 50 years ago.

Tracking category[edit]

If an ineligible year is entered, pages will be sorted into Category:PD-Canada-possible-copyright-violations and the appearance of the template will change slightly.

Examples[edit]

{{PD-Canada}}

This work is in the public domain in Canada because it originates from Canada and its term of copyright has expired.

According to Canadian copyright law, all private copyrights expire fifty years after the year marking the death of the author. Government works are held under Crown copyright which expires fifty years after publication.

{{PD-Canada|1944}}

This work is in the public domain in Canada because it originates from Canada and its term of copyright has expired.

The author died in 1944, so this work is in the public domain in Canada because, according to Canadian copyright law, all private copyrights expire fifty years after the year marking the death of the author. This work also in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

{{PD-Canada|1995}}

This work is not in the public domain in Canada because it originates from Canada and its term of copyright has not yet expired.

The author died in 1995, so this work is not in the public domain in Canada because, according to Canadian copyright law, all private copyrights expire fifty years after the year marking the death of the author. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with shorter, or different, native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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