CCL is a 16 e-lesson eTutorial and a primer and refresher on Canadian copyright law. Includes information on recent amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act and June 2012 Supreme Court of Canada court decisions.
Each e-lesson provides up-to-date information on the topics listed, sets out fundamentals for that topic, and provides URLs for further reading. FAQs about our eTutorials.
1. Understanding intellectual property
2. History of Canadian copyright law
3. Criteria for copyright protection (e.g., originality, fixation)
4. How to obtain copyright protection
5. How does international copyright protection work?
6. What is protected by copyright?
7. Who owns copyright?
8. The duration of copyright
9. Rights protected by copyright
10. Limitations on rights
11. How may rights be exploited?
12. How is copyright violated?
13. Remedies for the violation of copyright
14. Using copyright-protected materials
15. A comparison of Canadian and U.S. copyright laws
16. Digital copyright and electronic rights
A final 16-question self-marking multiple choice will be e-mailed to participants following lesson 16. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this eTutorial.
After taking this eTutorial you will be able to:
- explain Canadian copyright law concepts like how to obtain protection, rights granted to authors and owners and limitations on those rights
- understand when the use of digital content or social media involves a copyright issue
- identify what is protected by Canadian copyright law and when you need permission to use copyright materials
Comments from participants:
I was expecting a lot of reading in this course [Canadian Copyright Law], however the lessons are compacted with a lot of information and written for the layperson.
Karen Mah,, Head, Information Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta
Who should enroll in this course?
Anyone who needs to understand how to protect content in Canada or to legally use content under Canada’s copyright laws.
Also, see eTutorial: U.S. Copyright Law for Canadians.