An 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.
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
Lesley Ellen Harris is a lawyer, author, and educator. She is an expert in American, Canadian, and international copyright and licensing issues and has authored four books on these topics. She also edits The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter. Lesley can be found at www.copyrightlaws.com.
Since the dawn of the Digital Age, Internet users have had unprecedented access to millions of copyright-protected works. Some people believe that the material they consume online is free simply because it is so accessible. This belief is incorrect. But the rules for use and distribution of digital content are not always clear cut, and are often a source of controversy. In 2012, Canada updated its Copyright Act to clarify copyright law, and ensure it addresses today's technology. Lawyer and copyright expert Lesley Ellen Harris tackles copyright issues in a direct and accessible tone. Canadian Copyright Law, Fourth Edition helps creators and users of content navigate their way, and demystifies this complex and sometimes convoluted area of the law. Whether you are a user trying to figure out whether and how you can legally use a portion of a work, or you are a creator seeking to protect and enforce your rights, this book is for you. Canadian Copyright Law includes: The latest updates to international agreements, new Canadian legislation, and court cases pertaining to copyright law with a focus on copyright issues relating to digital media Practical application drawn from the real world of Lesley Ellen Harris, a lawyer-author who has extensive expertise in managing copyright issues Suggestions on how to protect your work and how to respond to unauthorized use of your work An unbiased explanation of copyright laws, free from personal agendas Creators and users of copyright material need only consult this book to successfully navigate both the use of their content in Canada and the use of Canadian content globally.
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.
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