Canadian Copyright Law Resources

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Below are some primary resources on Canadian copyright law. No opinions (other than judicial ones); just the law to get you started in understanding Canadian Copyright Law.

Canadian Copyright Act

The current Canadian Copyright Act

Copyright Regulations

Canadian Government

Heritage Canada has information on the history of Canadian copyright, publications, a glossary and more, as well as a microsite on the Copyright Modernization Act (the most recent amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act.)

Copyright Board of Canada (where you can obtain a license to use works of unlocatable copyright owners, and a list of Canadian copyright collectives and more)

Government office responsible for copyright registrations: Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). CIPO also provides general information on Canadian copyright law.

Supreme Court of Canada Copyright Cases

Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) cases: There are many other cases on this site that may be helpful. The list below is a sample of the cross-section of cases on copyright heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Creative Commons Canada

Creative Commons Canada

World Intellectual Property Organization

World Intellectual Property Organization

Canadian Copyright Law Questions

Copyright Qs & As on Canadian Copyright Law. This is a forum where you can review various questions and answers and also ask your own questions.

New Book on Canadian Copyright Law – click here

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