[PGCanada] Canadian copyright for corporations

Wallace J.McLean ag737 at freenet.carleton.ca
Tue Jan 18 14:53:20 PST 2005

----- Original Message -----
From: Russell McOrmond <russell at flora.ca>
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 5:42 pm
Subject: Re: [PGCanada] Canadian copyright for corporations

> > > That makes me wonder then, that in a work published by and
> > > copyrighted by a corporation, if an author is not credited,
> > > and cannot be determined, could I look to acertain a copyright
> > > term on the basis of annonymous authorship?
> > 
> > Yes: http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/unlocatable/other/2-b.pdf
>  Are you suggesting that anonymous works (which works with 
> corporate ownership tend to be) have only a 50 year term?

Under Canadian law, yes, if the personal author or authors are, and 
remain, unknown.

> I am surprised that corporations are not then "disclosing" 
> authorship when term is near to expire, disclosing the author who 
> died last given

In most cases, that corporate owner itself won't even know.

> that in joint authorship the "public domain public good countdown" 
> starts when the last author dies (or is offed... I think the 
> morbidity of public benefit from authors death should be eradicated).

"morbidity of public benefit from authors death" < explain this phrase.

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