Answered By: Alexis Paulusma
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2019     Views: 33

In general, the copyright laws in the U.S. and Canada are different. For example, the U.S. has a provision known as "fair use" which is different from Canadian "fair dealing". Additionally, copyright generally expires sooner in Canada (50 years after the creator's death in most cases) than in the U.S. (70 years after the creator's death in most cases). If you are from the U.S. or are collaborating with an American researcher, you should keep in mind that the rules that apply to the copyrighted material you intend to use or create may differ depending on where you want to use them.


*note* Due to the recent USMCA agreement, this may change; we will post updates as they become law.