All posts by Lesley Ellen Harris

The Legal Protection of Ideas

It is a long standing international copyright law principle that ideas are not protected by copyright law.  What copyright law protects is the expression of these ideas.  The underlying reason for this is that ideas are part of the public domain and […]

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The Balance in Copyright Law

Copyright law, by its nature, is a balancing act evident behind each provision in a country’s copyright statute.  On the one hand, copyright law provides an exclusive bundle

Developing A Copyright Risk Management Plan

Locating a copyright owner can be a daunting and often impossible task.  The Internet has made the task somewhat easier but the problem still remains. You want to

E-Book Publishing Copyright Issues

With the many advantages of electronic self-publishing over traditional book publishing, and an expanding market for the consumption of e-books, many authors, publishers and organizations are already and

We’re Redesigning Our Site

We will have the same great content (and more) but with a different look and organization. It will be easier to navigate and find courses and content to

Copyright Webinar: Why We Need to Manage Copyright

Managing copyright is the key to copyright compliance. Many of those who manage copyright law are struggling with understanding convoluted copyright laws rather than dealing with how to

Going to camp this summer? What about copyright boot camp?

While some of us spend the summer on the beach others take the time to get some extra credits - literally speaking. This summer I was both camp

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Great summer read: J’adore Paris by Isabelle Lafleche

Last month I was at the Vancouver airport in Vancouver, British Columbia, on my way home from the Special Libraries Association conference. I had spent 3 days totally

Canada Ratifies 2 WIPO Treaties: WCT and WPPT

Two Digital WIPO Treaties: WCT and WPPT In 1996, two new copyright treaties were adopted by the members of the World Intellectual Property Organization to deal with digital copyright

Canadian Copyright Law Book Signing in Vancouver 8 June 2014

If you are attending the Special Libraries Association (SLA) in Vancouver in June 2014, please join author Lesley Ellen Harris for a book signing of Canadian Copyright Law,

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