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Comparative Copyright Law

Created to support UVic course LAW 385, Comparative Copyright Law

Welcome to the Research Guide for LAW 385: Comparative Copyright Law

This guide was created to support LAW 385, Comparative Copyright Law (Professor Howell).

It contains links to online sources for many resources used in LAW 385, including Canadian and US copyright legislation, links for reserve and other books relevant to Canadian, US, international, EU, indigenous, and other comparative copyright law research.



This excerpt from Professor Howell's preliminary course description, 2015-2016, gives context to this guide:

(a) Objective
To familiarize students with the concepts and principles of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights in the United States and (to a lesser extent) the European Union comparatively with Canada.
(b) Description
A comparative coverage between Canadian copyright law and that principally of the United States but with some comparison of the civil law concept droit d’auteur (“author’s right system”) in Europe. The framework provided by the international treaties concerning copyright will also be considered, but the primary focus will be comparative.


This guide loosely follows many of the chapters and themes in the core text:

UVic Library catalogue and law resources

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This work by The University of Victoria Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License unless otherwise indicated when material has been used from other sources.