Project talk:Inclusion policy
What do we know about Copyright?
- Do we know what is or is not in the Public Domain in Canada, or a process for someone to find out?
- Do our visitors understand the copyright and other issues around the content they discover?
- Do our editors understand the copyright laws when working with new texts?
Where to find copyright information
- Abe Books (look for first editions)
- US Copyright Registration (1978 and after)
- Stanford Copyright Registration (pre 1978)
What does the public domain allow (and not)
This becomes a thornier issue, as trademark law can overrule some aspects of Copyright law. For example, the title of a book using a specific font. In addition, things like characters can be trademarked. This should not affect copyright, or be used to try to extend it, such as:
- Trademarks will not extend copyright duration (US Law)
- The Little Prince recent trademark (for basically everything)
- Discussion of what is being trademarked in The Little Prince
Flowcharts Needed For Decision-Making
This is my current understanding regarding foreign works and Canadian copyright policy regarding the public domain. This applies to all Berne treaty and WTO/TRIPS accord signatories, which is all but a handful of nations. Please let me know what corrections to make to this image:
Foreign Jurisdictions in relation to Canadian Copyright Law
- Greenland and the Faroe Islands - A party to WIPO Copyright treaties along with Denmark
- Yemen, including Berne exceptions
- Japan (WWII Axis Powers Extension)