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Copyright extensions side-by-side with innovations in new Archives/Library bill

News | 05/15/2003 4:00 am EDT
A bill to merge the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada into a single institution could wind up extending the term of copyright protection for some of Lucy Maud Montgomery's works (CNM, Oct. 16/02). Buried within Bill C-36's administrative housekeeping are several amendments to the Copyright Act, including one to extend until the end of 2017 the copyright on unpublished works for authors who died between Dec. 31, 1929 and Jan. 1, 1949.

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