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International Copyright Law and Practice (2017)
  • Jeremy de Beer, University of Ottawa
International Copyright Law and Practice is an annually updated looseleaf treatise that integrates the global analysis of international copyright with in-depth chapters on national laws. The text explains, step-by-step, the issues that arise when a work or other media production crosses borders, and how national laws and treaties, from the Berne Convention to TRIPS, govern these issues in real cases.This chapter explains Canada's copyright law. To facilitate easier research, these chapters follow a common and intuitive outline answering your critical questions: 

•   How are criteria of protectability formulated and construed? 
•   What types of works and other productions are protected? 
•   What special cases to consider: titles, designs, software, etc.? 
•   How are performances, recordings, databases, etc., covered? 
•   How long do rights last? What durations for foreign works? 
•   Who first owns rights? What rules govern diverse transfers? 
•   What procedures govern registration, royalty rates, etc.? 
•   What conditions must be satisfied to protect foreign claims? 
•   What moral and economic rights apply? How are they infringed? 
•   Who may be liable: infringers, dealers, facilitators, hosts, etc.? 
•   What exceptions, legal licenses, etc., may serve as defenses? 
•   How to obtain civil, criminal, and administrative remedies? 
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Lionel Bentley
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Jeremy de Beer. "Canada" International Copyright Law and Practice (2017)
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