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The Struggle for Canadian Copyright

Imperialism to Internationalism, 1842-1971

By Sara Bannerman

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Format: Hardback, 304 pages
Published In: Canada, 26 February 2013
This book will appeal to students of Canadian law, political science, history, and international relations, as well as to those interested in intellectual property law and policy.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Canada and the International Copyright System 3 Imperialism: Canadian Copyright under the Colonial System, 1842-78 4 United Empire: Canada and the Formation of the Berne Convention, 1839-86 5 Berne Buster: The Struggle for Canadian Copyright Sovereignty, 1887-1908 6 The New Imperial Copyright, 1895-1914 7 Copyright "Sovereignty," 1914-24 8 Copyright Internationalism: Canada's Debut, 1927-36 9 New Directions, 1936-67 10 Crisis in International Copyright, 1967 11 Re-engagement, 1967-77 12 After 1971 13 Conclusion Notes Bibliography and Archival SourcesIndex

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This compelling, often controversial appraisal of Canada's place in the multilateral copyright system offers the first broad yet detailed history of international copyright from a Canadian perspective.

About the Author

Sara Bannerman is an assistant professor at McMaster University.


A much-needed summary of the various international copyright conventions, their changing terms, and their influence on Canadian policy over the last one hundred plus years. - C. Ian Kyer, Counsel to the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau

EAN: 9780774824040
ISBN: 0774824042
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 centimetres (0.51 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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