Thursday, October 4, 2012

Canadian Copyright Law

There have only been three major amendments made to the 1924 Canadian Copyright Act: in 1988; 1997; and in 2012. Ironically, although the Supreme Court of Canada has dealt with relatively few copyright cases in Canada, in July 2012, five copyright decisions were handed down.  The amendments and court cases now put Canada on the map for its pace in revising its copyright laws.
The legislative changes and court decisions are widespread and complex.  Librarians, educators, publishers, lawyers and others are currently reading and rereading the cases and legislation and determining the effects on their creation, dissemination and use of content. 

Join SLA + for an online course beginning 11 October on Canadian Copyright Law Principles. Understand what's in the Canadian copyright law, including the 2012 changes, and how you can manage copyright issues in your library and organization.

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