In the age of easily downloadable culture, messages about copyright are ubiquitous. If you’re an artist, consumer, or teacher, copyright is likely a part of your everyday life. This text explains current Canadian copyright law to ordinary Canadians in accessible language, using recent examples and legal cases.
This desktop reference for IP practitioners, agents and clerks brings together the full text of the Copyright Act and Regulations, the Industrial Design Act and Regulations, and the Integrated Circuit Topography Act and Regulations, plus related material.
Also available in print: KE2793.5 .H88 2016 LAW (Reserve).
This book assesses the developing law against an interpretive methodology that seeks to rationalize rights, and brings coherence to the Copyright Act, in the face of challenging digital facts. Included in this methodology is a detailed analysis of the meaning and applicability of the principle of technological neutrality.
Also available in print: KE2799 .F693 2003 (Reserve).
Fox on Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs is the most influential text on copyright law in Canada. This comprehensive statement of Canadian law and practice has been the foundation of the Canadian copyright research and argument for more than half a century.
By tracing Google's legal, commercial and political negotiations over copyright, Google Rules explains how Google became one of the most influential actors in the history of digital copyright. Today, Google reigns over a technological and economic order that features empowered private companies and rapidly changing technological conditions, and how to protect the public interest in this environment is one of the most pressing policy questions of our time.
Also available in print: KE2777.5 .H84 2005 LAW (Reserve).
This edition is comprised of four separate parts dealing with copyright, industrial design, integrated circuit topography and the taxation of intellectual property. It provides coverage of such issues as registration, licensing and assignment procedures.
In defence of copyright by Stephens, HughCopyright is one of the cornerstones of western civilization; it is as relevant today, if not more so, than it was when the first formal copyright laws were enacted in the eighteenth century. This is something that seems to have been forgotten: at the political level, where one federal government weakened Canada's copyright legislation to the point of falling out-of-line with other western democracies, and the subsequent government has failed to address the issue. With the rise of the digital age, new challenges have been brought to the front lines of the copyright battle. Online piracy, extensive unauthorized use of copyrighted works by educational institutions, and artificial intelligence have tested the ability of copyright laws to protect creators and their intellectual property. Canada's copyright laws need to be rewritten so that they are resilient and adaptive in promoting the production of new work and ideas that benefit society. This book explores the nature of unauthorized use and piracy and reviews some of the new challenges for copyright in the digital age"
How should you respond to a request to remove copyrighted materials from a Facebook page? Can you be sued for libel if someone thinks your posts are defamatory? If you've ever asked yourself these kinds of questions, this pioneering legal handbook is for you. The handbook explains the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them including what social media influencers could have done to protect themselves from the lawsuits resulting from the Fyre Festival debacle. It covers everything from privacy laws to the legal considerations in setting up a page or website as well as new governmental regulations.
This book, produced on behalf of the IFLA Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee, provides basic and advanced information about copyright, outlines limitations and exceptions, discusses communicating with users and highlights emerging copyright issues. The chapters note the significance of the topic; describe salient points of the law and legal concepts; present selected comparisons of approaches around the world; highlight opportunities for reform and advocacy; and help libraries and librarians find their way through the copyright maze.
This accessible and innovative book examines to what extent copyright protects a range of subjects which are engaged in the creation and management of literary and artistic works, and how such subjects use copyright to protect their interests.