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Comparative Copyright Law

Created to support UVic course LAW 385, Comparative Copyright Law

Canadian legislation

Links and leads to frequently-used Canadian legislation related to copyright, including the Copyright Act.

Constitutional documents

Federal legislative authority for copyrights is said to be found in the distribution of powers in the The Constitution Act, 1867, 30 & 31 Vict, c 3. A useful resource for this and other Canadian constitutional documents is CanLII. See The Constitution Act, 1867 s. 91(23):

Canadian Copyright Legislation

Canada's copyright statute is the Copyright Act, RSC 1985, c C-42. The Copyright Regulations, SOR/97-457 and 17 other regulations have been prescribed under the authority of that statute. All of this legislation can be found on CanLII:

Selected library catalogue subject classifications

For additional resources, try these subject headings in the Library Catalogue:


Copyright Canada.

Copyright Canada History.

Copyright infringement Canada.

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