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CAD $39.95

Canadian Copyright Law, 4th Edition

Lesley Ellen Harris

ISBN: 978-1-118-07851-8 October 2013 368 Pages


An updated guide to Canadian copyright law

This Fourth Edition of Canadian Copyright Law brings you the latest updates according to new Canadian legislation and international agreements. Copyright infringement has always been illegal. Today with near-constant access to the Internet and the mainstream explosion of digital formats, copyright is one of the most important issues for creative professionals, consumers of that media, and those who work in related industries. The line between what is protected and what is "free" is blurring further, and the copyright issues are more complex than ever.

Addressing a range of new and pressing issues, the Fourth Edition of Canadian Copyright Law offers:

  • A complete update on copyright issues relating to digital media
  • An simple, unbiased, and straightforward explanation of the Canadian Copyright Act
  • Concrete examples of complicated matters pertaining to copyright laws

Whether you are a creator or user of copyright material, Canadian Copyright Law will keep you current on copyright law in Canada and its applications to your situation.

A Note on the Text xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Understanding Intellectual Property 1

Chapter 2 Copyright Law in Canada 15

Chapter 3 Is Your Creation Eligible for Copyright Protection? 23

Chapter 4 Are Formalities Required to Obtain Copyright Protection? 35

Chapter 5 Canada and International Copyright Law 57

Chapter 6 What Is Protected by Copyright? 69

Chapter 7 Who Owns Copyright? 103

Chapter 8 The Duration of Copyright 123

Chapter 9 Rights Protected by Copyright 135

Chapter 10 Limitations on Rights 163

Chapter 11 How Can Rights Be Exploited? 195

Chapter 12 How Is Copyright Infringed? 213

Chapter 13 What Are the Remedies for the Infringement of Copyright? 225

Chapter 14 Legally Using Content 249

Chapter 15 An Overview of American Copyright Law 281

Appendix I: Copyright Act 295

Appendix II: Copyright Modernization Act 297

Appendix III: Application for Registration of a Copyright in a Work 299

Appendix IV: Application for Registration of a Copyright in a Performer’s Performance, Sound Recording, or Communication Signal 303

Appendix V: Educational Program, Work, and Other Subject-Matter Record-Keeping Regulations 307

Appendix VI: Exceptions for Educational Institutions, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Regulations 313

Appendix VII: Reproduction of Federal Law Order 319

Appendix VIII: Application for Copyright Clearance of Government of Canada Works 323

Notes 329

About the Author 339

Index 341