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Old 04-15-2008, 03:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Patricia View Post
We are on a Canadian server. Canadian copyright is for the author's life plus 50 years. So Jane Austen is fine.
But if Jane Austen had died 60 years ago would her works be public domain?

As I understand it, the Berne Convention says countries must recognise and adhere to the copyright law pertaining in the country of origin.
As Austen was a British writer, her works are copyrighted for life plus 70 years - so would this not apply to her works in Canada too?
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