DescriptionAn updated guide to Canadian copyright law for an age of reckless infringement
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 an invisible crime. Now 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.
- Provides a complete update on copyright issues relating to digital media.
- Takes the convoluted legal jargon of the Canadian Copyright Act and sets it out in everyday language.
- Provides concrete examples to offer further clarification of complicated matters.
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—to protect your creations, content, and products in these rapidly changing markets.
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
About the Author 339