Last updated: 27 February 2013
12.1 Question: What is happening with the amendment of the copyright law in Canada?
Answer: The Canadian Copyright Act was most recently amended in 2012. Many of the provisions in the Copyright Modernization Act came into effect on 7 November 2012. See the consolidated Copyright Act for specific changes.
12.2 Question: Does the Canadian Copyright Act protect neighbouring rights?
Answer: In addition to the copyright protection of traditional copyright materials known as “works”, the Act protects “other subject-matter” or “neighbouring rights” including performers’ performances, sound recordings and broadcasts.
12.3 Question: Does the Canadian Copyright Act protect the moral rights of creators?
Answer: Yes, the Act has three kinds of moral rights: paternity, integrity and association. These rights give creators the right to have their names on their works and to prevent modifications to their works that may be harmful to their honour and reputation as a creation.
Syllabus for eTutorial on Canadian Copyright Law