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Seth
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« on: January 07, 2023, 01:02:30 pm »

Last week, as part of its obligation to the CUSMA agreement, Canada extended the length of Crown copyright protection from 50 to 70 years. That means that no bank note images will be entering the public domain in Canada or another 20 years.

The most recent Bank of Canada note images to enter the public domain were the 1969 $20 and 1971 $10, in 2020 and 2022 respectively. Instead of the 1972 $5 entering public domain this week, we now have to wait until 2043.

https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/canadian-intellectual-property-office/en/guide-copyright
 
« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 01:57:08 pm by Seth »

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2023, 12:21:51 pm »

Interesting to note that the osprey used in this sign along the Trans-Canada Highway west of Whitbourne, Newfoundland looks familiar.  Doesn't it look almost like the one that was on Canada's 1989 ten-dollar bill? I definitely remember seeing that sign in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2023, 04:21:28 pm »

Hey folks, I made a mistake with my OP. the length of term of Crown copyright is staying at 50 years. It's only non-Crown works where it has gone up to 70. Images of the multicoloured $1 will be the next, on January 1 2024.

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