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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 2014 and June 2015. Listen to webinar recording explaining the courses and certificate […]

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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

WIPO reappoints Francis Gurry for second term as head of WIPO

Francis Gurry at WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed Francis Gurry to a second six-year term in the position of Director General of WIPO. This term runs from October 1,

WIPO Headquarters, Geneva

Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

26 April is World Intellectual Property Day Each year on 26 April the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates and encourages everyone around the world to celebrate World Intellectual

WIPO World IP Day

U.S. Copyright Office Celebrates World IP Day

If you are passionate about movies and passionate about copyright law, this year the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) celebration of World Intellectual Property Day should be of great

Landmark WIPO building in Geneva

WIPO World Intellectual Property Day 2014

Every year on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates World Intellectual Property Day to "promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging

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