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Test your copyright knowledge: International Copyright Law

Test your knowledge with Copyright Quiz 2.0: International Copyright Principles. True or False? 1. Copyright law is the same throughout the world. T F 2. The leading copyright convention is the Berne Convention. T F 3. All countries have the […]

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Corporate Counsel’s Role in Managing Copyright

Corporate Counsel’s Role in Managing Copyright Most uses of copyright-protected materials in an organization are done on a daily basis without consulting in-house counsel.  Such uses may be a

Your Essential Copyright Issues

What Are Your Pressing Copyright Issues? We’ve all been there – those sleepless nights, when some nagging issue won’t leave us alone. Sometimes that issue is a copyright issue!

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Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions

Council of Canadian Academies I recently experienced the wonderful opportunity of being on the Expert Panel on Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution organized by the Council of Canadian

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10 Myths About Canadian Copyright Law

Does fair use exist in Canada?  Do you have to register a work to be protected by Canadian copyright law?  Does Canada belong to the international treaties on

New International Copyright Treaty under WIPO

New Copyright Treaty A new copyright (or copyright-related) treaty is a big deal.  The Berne Convention came into force in 1886 and is still in effect.  With its revisions,

5 essential facts about fair use in the U.S. Copyright Act

5 Essential Facts About Fair Use

Fair use is a much discussed and often misunderstood doctrine in the U.S. Copyright Act. You do not need to be an expert in copyright law to understand

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The International Copyright Symbol

Some people believe that if a work does not bear a copyright symbol, then that work is not protected by copyright law.  This is not true.  In most

Copyright Permissions – Sample Letter

How to Contact a Copyright Owner for Permission Do you need permission to use an image on your blog? Are you including articles in a seminar? Are you posting

Test your copyright knowledge: Copyright Quiz 1.0

Test your copyright knowledge:  Copyright Quiz 1.0: General Copyright Principles. The purpose of this quiz is to test your knowledge on general copyright principles. Answers are below. True or False? T

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