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Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled

International Copyright Law June 2013 marks a milestone in international copyright law and in the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the finalization of a new treaty: the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for […]

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Copyright Law Courses in October 2014

Have you encountered a copyright concern and need to learn how to handle it? Check out our copyright law courses being offered in October. Or email us and

Copyright Compliance and Management – Lower your Copyright Risks

Copyright risk management is key to copyright compliance.  In most situations applying U.S. or other copyright law to the facts at hand is not a clear cut process.

Mash-Ups and Copyright Law

What is a Mash-Up? Mash-ups are definitely part of our digital lives. What exactly are mash-ups? I like to define them as a digital collage or a montage. A

Copyright Courses in Certificate in Copyright Management Program

The nine copyright courses in the Certificate in Copyright Management Program offered through Special Libraries Association (SLA) and Lesley Ellen Harris of Copyrightlaws.com will be offered between September

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

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

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

Blog Posts on Canadian Copyright Law

The site that accompanies the book Canadian Copyright Law, Fourth Edition has a blog that discusses various Canadian and global copyright law issues. Recent posts include the following: Researching Canadian Copyright

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