Canadian Copyright Law (CCL) is a sixteen-lesson primer/refresher on Canadian copyright law. Each e-lesson provides up-to-date information on the topics listed, setting out fundamentals for that topic, as well as a self-marking quiz and URLs for further reading.
All of Copyrightlaws.com’s courses are aimed at empowering nonlawyers to deal with copyright and licensing issues.
Syllabus for Canadian Copyright Law
- Understanding intellectual property
- History of Canadian copyright law
- Criteria for copyright protection (e.g., originality, fixation)
- How to obtain copyright protection
- How does international copyright protection work?
- What is protected by copyright?
- Who owns copyright?
- The duration of copyright
- Rights protected by copyright
- Limitations on rights
- How may rights be exploited?
- How is copyright violated?
- Remedies for the violation of copyright
- Using copyright-protected materials
- A comparison of Canadian and U.S. copyright laws
- Digital copyright and electronic rights
A final 16-question self-marking multiple choice quiz will be e-mailed to participants following the final e-lesson. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this eTutorial.
Benefits from taking this eTutorial:
- Be equipped to explain Canadian copyright law and answer basic questions about Canadian copyright law
- Understand how to apply fair dealing to your situations
- Identify what Canadian copyright law protects and when you need permission to use copyright-protected materials
Testimonials for our courses:
“I recommend this course if you’re looking for Canadian Copyright Law in a nutshell. The topics were well organized and I loved the self-marking quizzes. I can now help our IP legal counsel with copyright-related research.” – Amra Porobic, Manager, Library Services, Insurance Bureau of Canada (October 2017)
I was expecting a lot of reading in this course [Canadian Copyright Law]; however, the lessons are compact with a lot of information and written for the layperson. — Karen Mah, Head, Information Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta
The e-mail format of the lessons worked for me as I could do them as I was able within a busy schedule. I may take another eTutorial in the near future. — Carolyn R. Wilker, Freelance Editor/Writer
Who should enroll in this course?
- Copyright managers, librarians in all sorts of institutions, risk management professionals, marketers, publishers, editors, photographers, graphic designers and more.
- Those in for- and nonprofit businesses and organizations concerned about copyright compliance and lowering copyright risks.
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Looking for more in-depth review of copyright law and applying copyright to your everyday copyright and licensing issues without the assistance of a lawyer? Consider the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law program, designed to empower nonlawyers to manage copyright issues. And it’s the only copyright certificate program in Canada! See Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law. **Ask us about how this Canadian Copyright Law eTutorial counts as credit towards the Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law.