Canadian Copyright Act, 6.:
6. The term for which copyright shall subsist shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by this Act, be the life of the author, the remainder of the calender year in which the author dies, and a period of fifty years following the end of that calendar year.
American Copyright Law
§ 302. Duration of copyright: Works created on or after January 1, 1978
(a) In General. — Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978, subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections, endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the author’s death.
European Union Copyright Law: Directive 2006/116/EC
The Directive (93/98/EEC) harmonizes the terms of protection of copyright and neighbouring rights. The Directive establishes a total harmonization of the period of protection for each type of work and each related right in the Member States – e.g. 70 years after the death of the author for works and 50 years after the event setting the time running for neighbouring rights. Furthermore, it deals with other issues, such as the protection of previously unpublished works, of critical and scientific publications and of photographic works.
Chinese Copyright Law:
Realistically the only law recognized in China by the Chinese Government is the one that says no one outside the Chinese Government has any rights… so, if you’re living in China, have fun using my stuff, and please stop raping Tibet.
Seems pretty simple to me.
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