|This Canadian work is in the public domain in Canada because its copyright has expired for one of the following reasons:
||PD in Canada if
||PD in Canada on 1 January 1996 if
||it was subject to Crown copyright
||first published before 1969,
||first published before 1946, According to Public Works and Government Services Canada / Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, Canada has no intention of renewing expired Crown Copyright works in any country, and consequently the URAA does not apply. An email is on record at OTRS ticket # 2013122310013986
||it was a photograph created before 1949
||created before 1949
||created before 1946
||it was a photograph created after 1948 — and the copyright was owned by a corporation,
||created after 1948—but before 1962
||it was a work by an identifiable author
||created by an author who died before 1969 (but unpublished works by authors who died after 1948 but before 1999 will not enter the public domain until 2049),
||published by an author who died before 1946
||where the creator is unknown
||the work was published before 1969, or (if not published) created before 1944.
||first published before 1946
As a result of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement drafted in 2018, upon its implementation the copyright term for some copyright works may be extended to:
- in the case of the life of a natural person, 70 years p.m.a.;
- on the basis of other than such life, not less than 75 years p.d., or (if not published within 25 years of creation) not less than 70 years p.r.
A more exhaustive listing of terms of copyright and permitted exceptions, by type of work, may be found at the Toronto Archives' Copyright guidelines for researchers
The media description page should identify which reason applies.