A person who creates something is entitled to a “copyright” in that creation.
That means they own it, and no one else can “copy” it without their permission.
Usually, the copyright exists for the:
“Lifetime of the creator PLUS 50 years”.
There are many jurisdictions which follow that.
However, in June 2022, Canada extended the term another 20 years, so it is now:
“Lifetime of the creator PLUS 70 years”.
Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker